UNT’s Ph.D. in Public Administration and Management emphasizes the development of new knowledge through research and theoretical inquiry.

Our program has an emerging national reputation propelled by faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research. We offer specializations in public administration, financial management, nonprofit management and urban management.

Both faculty and students benefit from access to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, which presents a superb laboratory for research into the complex and compelling issues facing the public today.

Recent graduates are employed as:

  • Professor
  • Analyst
  • Public Sector Specialist, Public Sector and Governance, Africa Region
  • Education Director
  • Senior Investment Operations/Senior Analyst

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Mississippi State University, MS
  • Incheon Development Institute, South Korea
  • Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Georgia State University
  • University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Scholarships & more

The Department of Public Administration in UNT’s College of Health and Public Service offers about $100,000 in scholarships and research assistantships each year, including:

  • Lynn F. Anderson Fellowship
  • Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship
  • E. Ray Griffin Scholarship

Your Academic Advisor

Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Program coordinator Skip Krueger can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.

Skip Krueger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Ph.D. Program Coordinator
  Chilton 204D

Public Administration

Founded in 1992, the Department of Public Administration is located in the College of Health and Public Service.

Today the department's ten faculty and five professional staff serve more than 350 majors in these three programs. Student-centered education is a hallmark of this dedicated faculty who take personal interest in every student's progress from the first day they enter and beyond graduation to their professional career.

 Chilton Hall 204