Ph.D. On Campus

Public Administration

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
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The doctoral Public Administration program at the University of Illinois at Chicago is designed to produce graduates with demonstrated research abilities, and the creativity and potential for making significant, original contributions to the field of Public Administration. 



  • The Department of Public Administration is part of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. The unit offers course work leading to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration.
  • The doctoral Public Administration program at the University of Illinois at Chicago builds on a core of ideas and issues, with strong emphasis on theory construction and empirical research in the areas of Public and Nonprofit Management; Financial Management; Urban Governance and Networks; and Survey Methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Organization Theory and Behavior in Public Administration Research
  • History and Development of Public Administration
  • Collaborative Management and Governance Networks
  • Bureaucracy and the Policy Process
  • Survey Questionnaire Design
  • Practicum in Survey Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH

 96 from the baccalaureate. Students holding a master’s degree from UIC or an equivalent program will ordinarily receive a maximum of 32 semester hours toward the degree requirement.


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General requirements

  • Master’s degree required. Applicants must present evidence of having completed a graduate-level statistics course. Students with a deficiency in this area will be required to take additional course work as prescribed by the program director. Such course work will not apply to the degree requirements.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic achievements or professional experience.
  • Personal Statement Required. Applicants must submit a brief statement of their professional goals and academic interests.

Tuition Fee

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    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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