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


Core Courses (15 Credits)

26:834:601  Study of Public Organizations (3)
26:834:603  Governance and Politics (3)  
26:834:605  Government Budgeting and Resource Acquisition (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)
26:834:619  Mixed Methods (3)

Major Fields  (21 credits)

Students are required to select a major field with at least 12 credits of study. The remaining credits (9) may be taken in the same or another area of the student's choice. Available fields are:
  •  Budgeting and Nonmarket Organization Finance
  •  Comparative Public Administration
  •  Human Resource Management
  •  Performance Measurement and Improvement
  •  Public Management

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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