Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy

Ph.D. in Public Administration and Public Policy

The Joint Doctoral Program in Public Administration and Public Policy is a collaborative endeavor between the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at AUM and the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. Faculty members in the departments at both campuses–which are just fifty miles apart–share their knowledge of and expertise in public administration, public policy and political science to help students become strong scholars, rigorous researchers, and policy leaders. Both programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Public Affairs Schools (2019). Since the program’s creation in the mid-1980s, it has graduated many successful academics, policy analysts, and government officials.

The program requires 49 credit hours: 13 courses (39 credit hours) and 10 dissertation hours. Courses for the doctoral degree are offered on both campuses. Students must take one-third of the credit hours required for the program at each campus and faculty members from each campus are required to serve on a student’s dissertation committee.

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The program website provides details regarding course requirements, faculty specializations, and other procedural aspects of the Joint Doctoral Program. Students should consult the websites of both universities for the most up-to-date course listings. 

A detailed overview regarding the admissions application process is available. To check on the status of your application, please contact Ms. Janine Barnes at [email protected]. She can also assist with registration issues, but those should be directed to the contact at the specific campus where the problem exists.

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Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Auburn University at Montgomery
Dr. Kelly Krawczyk
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Dr. Andrew Cortell
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