The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Public Administration at Rutgers SPAA is a research degree. It trains students for careers as scholars, researchers, and teachers in the diverse and dynamic field of public management and administration.
Specifically, the Learning/Program Goals are: * The development and attainment of research, scholarship and teaching skills in the field of public administration.
* Conducting and producing original research.
* Professional career preparation.
Through disciplined research, the PhD in Public Administration seeks to expand the knowledge base and problem-solving capacities of universities, independent research organizations and government and nonprofit agencies. Such entities are routinely expected to conceptualize and carry out research relevant to the processes of acquiring human, fiscal and informational resources; utilizing those resources efficiently and effectively; and producing desired social and policy outcomes.
* Intellectual History of Public Administration
* Government Budgeting and Resources Acquisition
* Study of Public Organizations
* Governance and Politics
* Leadership, Equity and Diversity
* Quantitative I
* Quantitative II
* Qualitative I
* Mixed Methods
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
* Resume and Writing Sample.
* GRE General.
All first year PhD students are supported by departmental or university fellowships or graduate assistantships, which provide stipend, tuition remission, and sometimes student fees for the first year.After the first year, students will be supported by their advisors through fellowships and graduate assistantships.
There are also a number of multi-year fellowships available for advanced students through NSF and NIH training programs. BME also has a limited number of teaching assistantships for graduate students who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.
NASPAA accreditation recognizes that a master's program in public affairs has gone through a rigorous process of voluntary peer review conducted by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and has met NASPAA's Standards for Professional Master's Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration.