PhD in Public Administration and Management

The Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas offers a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Public Administration and Management, in addition to the nationally ranked Master of Public Administration. The program admits a selective number of students (8 to 10) each Fall semester. The program is full-time and on-campus, which prioritizes collaboration with faculty and optimizes students’ research and academic career success.

Students are trained for research-oriented scholarly careers in the field of public administration with specializations in urban management, nonprofit management, public financial management and emergency management.

Both faculty and students benefit from access to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which presents a superb laboratory for research into the complex and compelling issues facing the public today. Our collegial and distinguished faculty have established research agendas, excellent reputations, and a collaborative spirit that provides a strong foundation for students who want to become the academic leaders and scholars of the future.


Please peruse the web pages for our PhD Program, and do not hesitate to get in touch with the PhD Program Coordinator or any of the faculty in the Department of Public Administration.

Thank you for your interest in the PhD at UNT!