Doctor of Public Administration
Northcentral University

Program Details

Northcentral’s online DPA (Doctor of Public Administration) is a comprehensive degree that prepares students for senior leadership roles.  Across all levels of government, local, state or federal, you’ll enhance your professional knowledge, while gaining new applied-research skills.  You’ll study theoretical and practical aspects of PA, ultimately applying your experience and skills to publish your own dissertation, adding to the existing body of knowledge in the profession.  At NCU, you will benefit from engaged faculty, who will mentor you through this online doctoral program, as you take classes such as:

  • Public Policy Administration
  • Statistics
  • Public Personnel Administration
  • Administrative Law

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States