The Doctor of Public Administration is a doctoral program that aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of public administration.
To help balance expertise and research capabilities, the program combines in-depth study of public administration courses with research into a PhD thesis in public administration.
Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A) is the most prestigious title in public administration.
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Doctor of Public Administrations program is a dual degree program between France and the United Kingdom. Students graduate with two independent degrees.
Graduates will receive:
The program is designed for both study full time in our campus in France and for international learner study busy people by embracing the Hybrid model, which combines live classes and local tutors (online). With the Hybrid learning model, students can study French and UK programs and earn degrees as full-time students without having to live and work in France like our full-time students.
Degrees: 2 independent qualifications with the specialization based on the PhD thesis
The Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A) dual degree program is an applied research-oriented program in which students will take research-related courses and conduct research step by step with the assistance and supervision of instructors. If the student wishes to publish international articles on the ISI/SCOPUS system or international journals owned or affiliated with Paris-U after completing their studies, they will be guided through a customized route.
The program is three years long. The method of instruction consists of a combination of globally livestreamed lectures (Live Classes) and online tutors and instructors.
Students will complete each phase of their PhD thesis after each course.
PhD thesis stage (60 credits)
The doctoral thesis in Public Administration (D.P.A) will be concerned with the advancement of knowledge in public administration.
The Ph.D. program, unlike the DBA programs, requires a minimum of one academic journal published in the ISI/SCOPUS system or in journals owned or affiliated with Paris-U.
Students who complete the Doctor of Public Administration dual degree program can:
- Be able to conduct research relevant to the specialized research context of public administration
2. Be able to collect, organize, and choose theoretical foundations for doctoral research projects
3. Be able to design an entire study.
4. Be able to create a research proposal and carry out research.
The Université Libérale de Paris is the only university that allows doctoral students in public administration to access the full range of specialized subjects in public administration Master and PhD. Students use these specialized subject materials to expand their knowledge and aid in the research process.
All study materials for Management and Administration majors at the Doctoral level (Level 8 EQF) are posted on the training management system (LMS), and these materials are only accessible to PhD students at the Université Libérale de Paris.
Students taking the Doctor of Public Administration program have access to the following materials and lectures:
Ph.D students have both specialized knowledge at the doctoral level and research competence from the Ph.D. with the help of knowledge-supporting materials.
The doctoral programs at Université Libérale de Paris are designed with a training time of 3 to 5 years or more, culminating in a PhD thesis that meets international standards.
When participating in the PhD program in conjunction with the UK qualification system Level 8 Diploma, each PhD student can choose between two training programs: Doctor of Public Administration (Doctor of Public Administration).
Despite sharing the same specialization, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A) have many differences. Some of the fundamental differences are as follows:
|1||Title||Doctor of Philosophy in [specialization]||Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A., DBA, DrBA, or Dr.B.A.)|
|2||Categories||Doctor of Science||Professional Doctorate (a focus on career applications)|
|3||Level||Doctor (highest academic level in professional specializations)||Doctor (highest academic level in public administration)|
|4||Training time||3 – 5 years||2 – 5 years|
|5||Learning and research objectives||Creating a new theoretical framework for the industry and field||
Creating a new theoretical system and/or applied solutions in public administration.
|6||International academic journals on ISI/SCOPUS||If students require, they will be encouraged and guided on a personal route||If students require, they will be encouraged and guided on a personal route|
|7||Courses||Research courses and Colloquium||Research courses and Colloquium|
|8||Doctoral thesis||Highly academic||Highly academic|
|10||Level according to the European Qualifications Framework||Level 8||Level 8|
|11||Career path||Education, Research||Education, Management|
|12||Academic development path||PostDoc||PostDoc|
Candidates who register for the program will be considered by the application department before joining the program, in addition to the entry requirements, to ensure that they understand and benefit from the program.
Entry requirements must meet at least one of the following criteria:
English language requirements:
Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) reserves the right to accept or reject applications based on accrediting agency requirements and Paris-U’s global acceptance criteria.
The Doctor of Public Administration (D.P.A) program is a dual degree program. Students graduate with:
The London Academy of Sciences Level 8 Diploma in Public Administration
In the United Kingdom, Level 8 is equivalent to:
|Level||Qualification Framework||Equivalent degrees|
|8||Level UK (RQF)||Level 8 diploma|
|12||Level in Scotland (SCQF)||Doctoral Degrees
Professional Development Awards
|Doctor||The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK (FHEQ)||Doctorate, for example, Doctor of philosophy (PhD or DPhil)|
|8||Level in Europe (EQF)||Doctorate, for example Doctor of Philosophy (PhD or DPhil)
Level 8 diploma
|10||Level in Australia (AQF)||Doctoral Degree|
|10||Level in Africa (ACQF)||Doctoral Degree|
|8||Level ASEAN (ARQF)||Doctoral Degree
Level 8 Diploma
Doctorate of Public Administration (D.P.A) from Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U)
The Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Doctorate in Public Administration is equivalent to Level 8 Diploma of the EQF European Qualification Framework and is assessed using the Paris-U accreditation system.
The highest degree in public administration is a Doctorate in Public Administration. Research students can advance their careers as specialists, theoretical and practical researchers, become faculty members, or advance into senior posts in the business and field thanks to the dual degree system that combines the UK’s Level-based Diploma with the Université Libérale de Paris doctorate.
Students can participate in PostDoc programs based on the fields of research they want to develop if they want to conduct international research, publish international articles on the ISI, SCOPUS system, and so on.
Graduate students can also publish books, studies developed during their studies, or research that comes up during their studies.
Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and subject to change without notice. In some case, Paris-U offer variety of Scholarships for International Students.
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