Doctor of Business Administration / Public Administration
Northcentral University

Program Details

As a leader in local, state or federal government, you understand the need to stay on top of current trends in management.  Evaluate your program from a contemporary viewpoint, enhance your leadership skills and review environment compliance with this online DBA in Public Administration. At NCU, you’ll focus on the strategies that can meet complex challenges in government head-on.  You’ll be guided by expert faculty in the field, as you benefit from Northcentral’s unique 1:1 online learning platform.  Specialization electives that may be available to support your work on your dissertation, include:
  • Administrative Law
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Public Budget and Finance
  • Technology in Public Administration


Must have a conferred master's degree from an accredited academic institution. In addition, there are two options for entry:

  • Direct entry: Master’s program must be in a generalized business area such as business management or business administration OR a specialized business area (e.g., Master of Finance, Master of Human Resources Management) AND an undergraduate degree in business
  • Evaluation track: Individuals not meeting the direct entry requirements must have their transcripts evaluated to determine if previous coursework meets some or all of the Standard Curriculum requirements.

Special Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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