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10000 E. University Dr 
Prescott Valley AZ 86314 

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Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

The Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) at Northcentral University provides leadership and management skills for those seeking mid to senior executive-level positions in a variety of public administration settings, including government agencies, private organizations and nonprofit entities. This degree program will help students gain the knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to become a leader in organizations that benefit the communities they serve. This program provides a deep understanding of the guiding values behind public administration such as administrative law, ethics and accountability, theories of public management and public personnel management. Additional areas of focus include analyzing public policy, using technology to assist in public administration and using evidenced-based research to contribute to the body of knowledge within the field. Students will also explore applied quantitative reasoning and qualitative analysis, including research techniques and data analysis.

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