The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs prepares future leaders to deal with complex social, health and governance issues that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The program has a community-based focus with an emphasis on collaborative relationships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors of the community.
The curriculum comprises an interdisciplinary core with advanced
studies in one of five tracks: Criminal Justice, Governance and
Policy, Health Services Management and Research, Public
Administration or Social Work. Meet the track
Graduates possess the theoretical, analytical and ethical foundation to produce new knowledge that impacts policies and programs and enhances institutional and community performance.