2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, DPA (Online)


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The Doctor of Public Administration at California Baptist University is an ethically based program that focuses on problem solving, communications, analytical, and research oriented professional skills for responsible and innovative mid and executive level leaders who seek to maximize impact in organizations within the public and non-profit arenas. The courses in the program are specifically designed and delivered to meet the needs of practitioners who are tasked in responding to the complex and unique issues organizations encounter at the federal, state and local levels within planning, criminal justice, governance, policy, health management, and social service arenas.

Admission Requirements


Doctor of Public Administration Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found under Graduate Program Admissions in the Online and Professional Studies section of the University Catalog. Specific admission requirements for the Doctorate in Public Administration are:

  1. Completion of a Master’s Degree
    • A master’s degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the evaluated equivalency of a master’s degree from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation is required​
  2. Current Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
    • Work experience
    • Educational, leadership, and professional organization activities
    • Scholarly activities
  3. Personal statement of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long-term professional goals including how a doctoral degree will influence those goals
    • Reasons for choosing California Baptist University

Program Requirements (56 units)


The Doctor of Public Administration is designed to develop innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public and non-profit organizations. The program is designed to meet the needs of professionals tasked in responding to the complex and unique issues organizations encounter at the federal, state and local levels within planning, criminal justice, governance, policy, health management, and social service arenas.

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