2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Administration, DPA (Online)


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The online Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) at California Baptist University is designed to develop innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public and non-profit organizations. Created for the working adult, the 60-unit online DPA program, including dissertation, is designed to be completed within three years. Students will focus on one online class every eight weeks. Curriculum and courses in the online Doctorate in Public Administration program are 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. Each summer, students will attend an on-campus residency that is designed to introduce students to doctoral studies, team building, seminars, and networking opportunities with practitioners and faculty.

Additional Admissions Requirements


Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the admissions section of the University Catalog.  In addition, each candidate must meet the following requirements for this program:

  • A master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • In place of a written statement of purpose, write a professional essay addressing the following:
    • What is your reason for why you are pursuing a doctorate degree?
    • Why do you want a DPA as opposed to another type of doctorate?
    • How will the doctorate help you achieve your long term goals?
    • Why are you a good candidate for the CBU DPA program?
    • What makes you a good fit for CBU?

Program Requirements (60 units)


The online Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) at California Baptist University is designed to develop innovative leaders who seek to maximize impact in public and non-profit organizations. Created for the working adult, the 60-unit online DPA program, including dissertation, is designed to be completed within three years. Students will focus on one online class every eight weeks. Curriculum and courses in the online Doctorate in Public Administration program are 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. Each summer, students will attend an on-campus residency that is designed to introduce students to doctoral studies, team building, seminars, and networking opportunities with practitioners and faculty.

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