Boise State University’s new Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration is designed to prepare students for senior level positions in public, non-profit and international organizations or positions in an academic or researching setting. The degree provides a sound foundation in current administrative practice in public administration and its cognate disciplines within the fields of public policy and management. Doctoral students will be expected to demonstrate significant research capacity in the discipline through the writing of a dissertation.
The Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration Degree
The Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration is a 67 credit program with seven required courses (21 credits), three courses within the methods sequence (9 credits), three courses within the student’s choice of specialization (9 credits), electives (6 credits), and dissertation (22 credits). The program is designed to provide the individual student with maximum flexibility to, in consultation with their advisor, design a concentration area which reflects their professional interests. Often these concentration areas involve drawing upon the faculty resources of the departments from throughout the university. Download the flier for the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration Degree (PDF).
Successful completion of coursework and a passing score on the comprehensive examination are required before students can advance to candidacy for the Ph.D. and present a dissertation proposal. The program is designed to accommodate the needs of both individuals planning to pursue an academic career and senior level professionals in the public policy service sector.
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1935
Environmental Research Building
1295 University Drive
5th Floor, Room 5146A
Mail Stop 1935
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