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  School of Public Affairs and Administration 2013–2015 Degree Programs Ph.D. Program Requirements  


The academic requirements for the doctorate include at least 48 credits of coursework beyond the master's degree, successful completion of a series of comprehensive examinations, and the completion of an acceptable doctoral dissertation. The purpose of comprehensive examinations is to test basic working familiarity with concepts in the field of public administration.

Core curriculum classes typically meet Monday through Friday afternoons. Courses offered through other campus departments usually meet in the early evenings. Students may also take independent study or courses offered at other Rutgers campuses as electives.
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