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DBA in Public Administration

Students interested in learning more about the workings of government and non-governmental organizations may be interested in Northcentral University's Doctor of Business Administration in Public Administration program. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Business Administration in Public Administration

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Students must already hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited university. Previous experience in management or public affairs may be helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Business Administration in Public Administration program at Northcentral University is designed to give students the chance to develop skills in gathering, analyzing, and applying data to business decisions. The core coursework includes classes in ethics, scholarly writing, statistics, and research methodology and design. The public administration specialization courses include human resources management, public administration, urban plannings, and the federal government. An emphasis is placed on government relations, politics, urban planning, and program evaluation.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

Minimum of 54 credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Business Administration in Public Administration

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Doctor of Business Administration Requirements (27 credits)

  • BTM 7101: Doctoral Studies in Business
  • BTM 7300: Scholarly Literature Review
  • MGT 7019: Ethics in Business
  • BTM-7104: Statistics I
  • BTM 7303: Research Methods
  • BTM 7103: Research Design
  • Students choose one:
    • BTM 7106: Quantitative Research Design
    • BTM 7108: Quantitative Research Design
  • BTM 7109: Planning Dissertation Research in Business
  • CMP 9600B: DBA Portfolio

Public Administration Specialization Requirements (15 credits)

Choose five courses from the following:

  • HRM 7000: Human Resources Management
  • PUB 7000: Public Administration
  • PUB 7002: Administrative Law
  • PUB 7004: Urban and Regional Planning
  • PUB 7005: Public Budgeting and Finance
  • PUB 7012: Technology in Public Administration
  • PUB 7014: The U.S. Federal Government

Dissertation Courses (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

In this program, students have the chance to develop knowledge of management skills needed for work in government and nonprofits. Students may develop skills in human resources management, budgeting, and policy analysis. These skills may prepare students for a number of roles in business or public affairs. Possible positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Budget officer
  • Legislative aide

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