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Top PhD in Public Administration & DPA Programs Online

Your PhD in Public Administration represents the pinnacle of academic achievement in this field. The Doctor of Public Administration (DPA degree) is considered an equivalent degree, and the U.S. Department of Education does not discriminate between them. Both types of public administration doctorate programs require an extensive amount of graduate-level study and completion of a doctoral dissertation. Possible specializations include civil rights, education policy, nonprofit management, policy making, program evaluation, public management and many others.

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Alaska Pacific UniversityUndergraduate
Anchorage, AK

Alaska Pacific UniversityOnline

Albion CollegeUndergraduate
Albion, MI

Alderson Broaddus UniversityUndergraduate
Philippi, WV

Anna Maria CollegeUndergraduate
Paxton, MA

Arcadia UniversityUndergraduate
Glenside, PA

Arcadia UniversityOnline

Auburn UniversityUndergraduate
Auburn University, AL

Baldwin Wallace UniversityUndergraduate
Berea, OH

Baldwin Wallace UniversityOnline

Ball State UniversityUndergraduate
Muncie, IN

Ball State UniversityOnline

Bard College at Simon's RockUndergraduate
Great Barrington, MA

Beacon CollegeUndergraduate
Leesburg, FL

Bellevue UniversityUndergraduate
Bellevue, NE

Bellevue UniversityOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
Mishawaka, IN

Bethel CollegeOnline

Bethel CollegeUndergraduate
North Newton, KS

Bethel UniversityUndergraduate
McKenzie, TN

Boston CollegeUndergraduate
Chestnut Hill, MA

Brewton-Parker CollegeUndergraduate
Mount Vernon, GA

Burlington CollegeUndergraduate
Burlington, VT

California State University- FullertonUndergraduate
Fullerton, CA

California State University- Long BeachUndergraduate
Long Beach, CA

California State University- Monterey BayUndergraduate
Seaside, CA

California State University- SacramentoUndergraduate
Sacramento, CA

California State University- San BernardinoUndergraduate
San Bernardino, CA

California State University- San MarcosUndergraduate
San Marcos, CA

Calumet College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Whiting, IN

Cambridge CollegeUndergraduate
Cambridge, MA

Carlow UniversityUndergraduate
Pittsburgh, PA

Cazenovia CollegeUndergraduate
Cazenovia, NY

Central Michigan UniversityUndergraduate
Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan UniversityOnline

Central Washington UniversityUndergraduate
Ellensburg, WA

Chestnut Hill CollegeUndergraduate
Philadelphia, PA

College of St. JosephUndergraduate
Rutland, VT

College of St. MaryUndergraduate
Omaha, NE

College of the AtlanticUndergraduate
Bar Harbor, ME

Columbia CollegeUndergraduate
Columbia, MO

Columbia CollegeOnline

Columbia CollegeUndergraduate
Columbia, SC

Concordia University- St. PaulUndergraduate
St. Paul, MN

Concordia University--St. PaulOnline

Connecticut CollegeUndergraduate
New London, CT

Converse CollegeUndergraduate
Spartanburg, SC

Coppin State UniversityUndergraduate
Baltimore, MD


Job Outlook – PhD in Public Administration or Public Policy PhD Online

Completing a DPA degree or a PhD in public policy can qualify you for the most prestigious jobs in the field: executive roles in nonprofit organizations, policy-making positions in government and university professorships. In 2010, the median annual salary was $101,250 for top executives and $62,050 for postsecondary teachers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, salaries and other compensation in both fields range considerably higher with experience.