Northcentral University

Doctor of Public Administration


2488 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 100

San Diego, CA 92106

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Public Administration

Format: Online

Program Description:

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.


Northcentral University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 985 Atlantic Avenue Ste 100, Alameda, CA 94501 510.748.9001, For NCU program disclosures visit

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: NCU prides itself on being learner-centered and caring about the success of our learners. We provide tuition payment options that we feel meet your needs and permits the University to prosper and grow.

Locale: Small Suburb

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