DPA – Public Administration
Capella University

Program Details

Capella offers this online DPA which culminates in a capstone research project, rather than a traditional dissertation. Utilizing this learning strategy, you’ll assemble all of the tools to solve real-world issues within your organization. Whether you work on the local, state or federal level, you’ll benefit from this online doctorate which emphasizes public policies and practices that stimulate public value and cooperation. You’ll benefit from peer networking and close interaction with your faculty with Capella’s GuidedPath learning approach. Coursework likely entails:

  • Theories and Concepts in Public Administration
  • Public Sector Policy Analysis
  • Operational Strategic Management and Planning
  • Public Administration Strategic Accounting and Finance

% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • This program requires two on-campus residencies.