The University of Baltimore offers the Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A.) at the Universities at Shady Grove in a convenient, weekend format.
This 48-credit doctoral program is geared toward working public administration professionals, senior-level public managers and prospective faculty.
- develop a thorough knowledge of the legal, ethical and political environments of public administrators
- understand the administrative
functions of governmental agencies and gain expertise in strategic
planning, program evaluation, advanced management techniques, program
implementation and results-based leadership
- publish a dissertation and more.
Why study public administration?
Public administration spans the arenas of government, nonprofit
organizations and third-sector organizations. Given the concentration of
public-sector and nonprofit employees working and residing in the D.C.
metropolitan area, you'll be poised to succeed in and advance your
career. You'll also be prepared to teach at the university level.
What is the weekend format?
You can complete the program in a combination of weekend and online courses. The onsite courses at Shady Grove are offered on six selected weekends (Saturdays or Sundays) within a 15-week semester. Elective courses are available online or in conjunction with UB's M.P.A. program, also offered at USG.
Admission Standards and Deadlines
View our admission requirements and deadlines.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program are charged the same tuition as those attending the University of Baltimore, but may have differing fees based on home campus. Financial aid is available to students and is administered through UB. A limited number of scholarships is available.
For more information, please visit the UB Office of Financial Aid Web pages.
UB Support Services
As a UB student, you are entitled to the same benefits as students studying on the home campus. This includes library services, disability support services, tutoring, career advising, student activities and clubs and more. Services are available through the Universities at Shady Grove or UB.
For more information, please contact Justin Edgar, academic program coordinator, at 301.738.6352.