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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN
GAIN A DEEPER
The professors in the UIC
Department of Public
Administration are not only productive
and well known within the field but
have a high level of commitment to
engage with students and assist them
in succeeding the program. This give us
the possibility to expand our research
interests and engage in
exciting and relevant projects.
PA PhD Student
Those pursuing a PhD in Public Administration carry out
disciplined research and undertake substantial projects
exploring pressing issues in contemporary governance. Working
closely with faculty to design and implement a research project,
PhD students conduct high-level research that’s grounded
in a curriculum. Students experience a mix of theoretical
and practical insights into the world of public administration.
Research skills are underlined to emphasize that the PhD in
public administration is, fundamentally, a degree in research.
Upon completing the PhD in Public Administration, graduates
are well-prepared for careers in academia or professional
research. They are highly qualified to begin work in higher
education or high-level research areas in government, think
tanks, non-profits, and other civic organizations.