Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Administration

(students who admitted in Academic Year 2015/2016)

The Ph.D. in Public Administration is designed to train students to conduct advanced scholarly research in public administration and to prepare them for academic and research-oriented careers.


Course Plan

Successful completion of the Ph.D. requires passing six courses and the Qualifying Examinations. Additionally, all Ph.D. students must research and write an original doctoral thesis and successfully defend it before a faculty committee.


Required Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
GRSC 801* Research Ethics 1
GRSC 802* Research Writing 1
GRSC 804* University Teaching I 1
GRSC 805* University Teaching II 1
3
PADM 899 Doctoral Thesis 18

In addition, all Ph.D. students must choose ONE of the following four required elective courses.


Course Code Course Name Credits
3
3
3
3

*These are University-wide courses offered by the Graduate School and are compulsory for all Ph.D. students. The Senate Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) will only grant exemptions under exceptional circumstances. These courses should normally be completed before the Qualifying Examinations. Students who fail a course on the first attempt should re-take the course or an alternate course as determined by the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee or the Graduate School. A student who fails a retaken course (or the designated alternate course) may be required to withdraw from the degree program.