23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Ph.D. in Public Affairs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is to be the nexus between the academic community and the world of service and practice in the private, non-profit, and public sector.

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The degree will prepare individuals to study issues facing society in the context of public, private, and non-profit organizations and institutions. The program is interdisciplinary and draws upon faculty from across the college.

The degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the academic world at the college or university level or to conduct research as an analyst within a public, private or nonprofit organization.

Career Possibilities

The Ph.D. in Public Affairs program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is designed to prepare students for several career options. First, students will be prepared for work in an academic career at the college or university level. Second, the degree provides students with the opportunity to work in a variety of organizations as a research analyst.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Origins and Development of Public Policy in America
  • Role of Government in Society
  • Institutions and Policy Decisions
  • Public Affairs as a Profession
  • Theory and Design of Research

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


46 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A graduate degree (master's or another advanced degree, i.e. J.D.) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.5 (competitive GPAs are expected to be 3.7 or higher) on a 4.0 scale.
  • Three letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant's, character, work ethic and potential to successfully complete advanced graduate work at the doctoral level. Letters are preferred from at least one individual that has served as a faculty or academic supervisor, and at least one from an individual that has supervised or worked with the applicant within a work setting.
  • A current resume or vita

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    23411 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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