Public Administration (D.P.A.)

Public Administration (D.P.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. 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
PLCY 804Statesmanship, Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations3
PLCY 805Policy Analysis and Statesmanship3
Research Methods and Tools Courses
PADM 810Quantitative Methods for Public Administration3
PADM 812Qualitative Methods for Public Administration3
Dissertation Courses
PADM 885Comprehensive Exam and Research Concept3
PADM 987Dissertation I5
PADM 988Dissertation II5
PADM 989Dissertation III 15
PADM 990Dissertation IV 10
Total Hours48

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 48 total hours
  • A minimum of 36 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty University
  • A maximum of 12 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Graduation Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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