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Doctorate of Public Administration

Designed for the working professional, the DPA has evolved into a degree that incorporates a candidate's skills and life experiences into a plan of study uniquely anticipating a lifetime of learning and application.

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While having a common core covering essential subjects in public affairs and administration, the program allows for a student to choose the elective specializations which fit his or her individual career aspirations. It is the perfect blend of scholarly standards and real-world innovation.


The DPA is a doctoral level public service degree. We invite you to explore our program and stand ready to work with you as you think about your education needs.

Prospective Students

We welcome your interest in our doctoral program. Our on-campus cohort-based program of study has been developed with the working professional in mind.


Our graduates are working in local, state and federal government positions as well as in the nonprofit sector and as university faculty.

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University of Illinois Springfield
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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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