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Doctor of Philosophy
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Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Public Administration 834 Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum  


Core Courses (15 credits)

26:834:601  Study of Public Organizations (3)
26:834:603  Governance and Politics (3)
26:834:605  Public Budgeting and Finance (3)
26:834:617  Intellectual History of Public Administration (3)
26:834:618  Leadership, Equity, and Diversity (3)

Research Courses (12 credits)

Prerequisite: 20:834:561  Applied Statistics (3)
26:834:607  Quantitative Methods I (3)
26:834:608  Quantitative Methods II (3)
26:834:609  Qualitative Methods I (3)
A methods elective course (3) approved by the Ph.D. director

Specialization Fields (21 credits, including up to 9 credits from a relevant master's degree that can be applied to specialization fields)

Students are required to select two fields of specialization and complete at least 9 credits of study in each field. The 3 remaining credits can be taken in either specialization field, or in another area of the student's choice. The student should define their two specialization fields in consultation with their adviser, preferably soon after completing the core courses, and receive approval from the Ph.D. director. Below are some suggested specialization fields, although students may propose other specializations in consultation with their adviser and the Ph.D. director:
  • Public management
  • Public budgeting and finance
  • Human resource management
  • Nonprofit management and philanthropy
  • Technology and egovernment
  • Ethics, transparency, and accountability
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Health policy and administration
  • Education policy and administration
  • Urban affairs and administration
  • Public policy
  • Public law

Additional information on major fields and required and elective coursework within each field can be found here:

A summary worksheet of doctoral program requirements can be found here:

Dissertation Research (24 credits)

All Ph.D. students must complete 24 research credits throughout the curriculum.

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