Public Administration (Ph.D.)

Public Administration (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
PADM 700Public Administration Ethics, Statesmanship, & Governance3
PADM 702Advanced Public Administration Finance and Budgeting3
PADM 704Human Resources and the Legal and Regulatory Context of Public Administration3
PADM 708Studies in Urban Planning and State and Local Government3
PADM 710Information Management in Public Sector Organizations3
PADM 712Organizational Leadership and Behavior in Public Administration3
PADM 804Intergovernmental Relations and Public Administration3
Total Hours21
Research Methods & Tools Courses
PADM 805Public Administration and Research Design3
PADM 810Quantitative Methods for Public Administration3
PADM 812Qualitative Methods for Public Administration3
PADM 885Research Concept3
Total Hours12
Dissertation Courses
PADM 987Dissertation I5
PADM 988Dissertation II5
PADM 989Dissertation III 15
PADM 990Dissertation IV 10
Total Hours15

Any student who is not ready for enrollment in PADM 990 Dissertation IV (0 c.h.) after completing PADM 989 Dissertation III (5 c.h.) may be required, as determined by the student’s dissertation chair, to repeat PADM 989 Dissertation III (5 c.h.) until deemed ready for enrollment in PADM 990 Dissertation IV (0 c.h.)

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 48 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Research Concept
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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