Doctor of Public Administration
California Baptist University

Program Details

Become a leader of innovation and maximize the impact of your organization with this online Doctorate of Public Administration offered by Cal Baptist. This program, designed for today’s global environment on the local, state and federal levels, is aimed at working professionals. Average degree completion is three years, including your dissertation. You’ll cover advanced, complex topics in health management, policy, criminal justice and other facets of public services. There are on-campus residency requirements sandwiched into this program at key intervals. Curriculum usually offered within this online DPA includes:

  • Collaboration and Networked Governance
  • Public Policy, Advocacy and Economics
  • Public Administration as a Profession
  • Legitimate Bureaucracy and Accountability


  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with the following Grade Point Average: 3.0 for unconditional admission and 2.75 for conditional admission
  • Two recommendations:  from professional sources that can personally attest to the candidate’s potential for scholarly and professional success.
  • Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following: 1. Purpose for entering the program 2. Long-term professional goals including how a doctoral degree will influence those goals 3. Reasons for choosing California Baptist University
  • Professional resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Residency participation at key intervals throughout the program

School Accreditation Statement

WASC Senior College and University Commission

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Wisconsin