Public Administration Departmental Office
Chilton Hall, Room 204
1155 Union Circle #310617
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: padm.hps.unt.edu
Abraham David Benavides, Chair
Programs of Study
The Department of Public Administration offers graduate programs leading to a PhD in Public Administration and Management and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. It also offers a minor in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Additionally, the program offers two certificates, one in Alternative Dispute Resolution and the other in Volunteer and Community Resource Management. The curriculum in the MPA program emphasizes a combination of courses and practical experience leading to entry-level management positions for students beginning their professional careers and job advancement for students already in government service. All faculty members have experience in government and maintain contact with managers and professional associations, such as the International City/County Management Association and the American Society for Public Administration. The MPA at the University of North Texas is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (1029 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005; 202-628-8965). The curriculum conforms to NASPAA standards. Detailed information on the MPA program may be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Undergraduate students may wish to select public administration, nonprofit management or alternative dispute resolution as a complement to most any major. These areas of concentration are vital to the success of any undergraduate. Students may choose a number of options, for instance, a major in political science or emergency administration and planning with a minor in public administration; a major in applied arts and sciences with public administration, nonprofit managment or alternative dispute resolution as one of the professional development areas, or a minor in any of these areas. Consult the appropriate sections in this catalog for specific details.
Master’s and doctoral degree programs are available in public administration. For more information, consult the Graduate Catalog.
ProgramsMinorsUndergraduate Academic Certificates
CoursesHuman Service Management and LeadershipPublic Administration