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Public Administration, PhD-BA

Public Administration Specialization

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 21% growth in public administration through 2022. During the PhD in public administration program, you will explore research related to government and public agency budgeting, government relations, public personnel policy management, political systems and urban planning. Under the guidance of your doctoral mentoring professors, you will examine laws and regulations, as well as issues and trends affecting public organizations. You will also analyze field-specific topics, including crisis awareness, municipal planning and development, personnel management, fiscal administration, taxation, health care and education. As a graduate, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges in government management at the local, state, federal and international levels.
Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PHD-BA 60 20 45 months View Course Catalog
*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

Beyond the specialized courses designed to help you expand your abilities in your chosen field of study and profession; NCU offers the following benefits to students and alumni:

Unmatched Flexibility
Many online programs offer the ability to take courses without leaving your home, but few offer weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations. The option to turn in your assignments as early in the week as you want, provide you the ability to schedule school around your life, not the other way around.

100% Doctoral Faculty
Whether you are completing your bachelor's degree, pursuing your graduate degree, or on the path to earning your doctoral degree, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
Not only will you learn from a doctor in the field, but you won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor to get personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop business knowledge based on a synthesis of current theory
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about theories, applications, and perspectives related to business
  • Evaluate business practices that positively impact society
  • Evaluate the relationship between the global environment and business decisions
  • Formulate solutions to problems identified in extant business research