Doctor of Public Administration
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

WCU offers the online DPA. This degree prepares individuals to advance in the practice of public affairs and administration at the highest levels. Courses focus on the development of core competencies in the areas of strategic management, public sector economic and financial decision-making, and policy advocacy and leadership. 

Students will be prepared to engage in the highest levels of program and policy evaluation. Concentration courses will be selected from among the departments of Public Policy & Administration, Criminal Justice, Geography and Planning, and Graduate Social Work.


  • Must hold a master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Three recommendations
  • Professional writing sample
  • Resume or vita

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education