University of Colorado Denver

Public Administration - Public Affairs

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The doctor of philosophy in public affairs is designed to train students to perform high-level research and policy analysis in academic, government, nonprofit, and consulting settings. It addresses the demand for people who are highly competent in the theories, concepts, and research skills of public administration, public policy, and public management. Students take a core sequence of six classes in these areas, plus additional methodology courses and elective coursework in their specialization (examples include non-profit management, environmental policy, education policy, etc.), totaling 36 credit hours beyond the master.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Brendan Hardy, Director of Student Recruitment
School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 142
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3354
(303) 315-2227

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