Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Doctor of Public Administration degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively.
  2. Analyze public agencies, and the work they conduct, in order to directly and indirectly examine the use of power, authority and resources for the populations they serve.
  3. Evaluate authority as determined through legitimate power in public organizations.
  4. Examine the necessary political-administrative dichotomy in public organizations.
  5. Distinguish what behaviors constitute proper bureaucratic action for the organizations in which they serve as well as for the constituents who receive services.
  6. Examine equity and fairness as it relates to the social, economic and political aspects of public administration.
  7. Examine the definition of efficiency/effectiveness as it relates to the practice of public administration.
  8. Conduct ethical research.