PhD Programme

The programme aims to produce a new generation of scholars, who may become Researchers and Practitioners in Public Administration, Governance and Leadership.


  • Theories of Public Policy
  • Public Organization Behavior and Theory
  • Intellectual Foundations of Public Administration
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Philosophy of Social Science
  • Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
  • Research Methods and Design
  • Research Seminars


  • Public Administration
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Public Policy
  • Public Management
  • Social Policy

Governance and Leadership

  • Theories of Governance and Leadership
  • Leadership, Governance and Democratic Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Governance and development

Public Policy

  • Economic Foundation of Policy Analysis
  • Public Policy Making and Implementation
  • Global Governance and Public Policy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Political Economy and Policy Analysis

Public Management

  • Managing Government Performance
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Comparative Public Administration
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Comparative Public Administration

Social Policy

  • Planning and Management
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Welfare Programmes
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Policy and Program Evaluation

Dissertation – Students must complete 12 credit hours of dissertation.


  • A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or an appropriate discipline from GIMPA and any other accredited institution of higher education and must have a minimum of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A five page double-spaced written statement of academic and professional goals in relation to Ph.D. degree in Public Administration and Governance.
  • Transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended.
  • A letter of motivation (600 words maximum).
  • A research proposal (5000 words maximum) with description, goals, a suggested timeline and methods of dissertation.
  • A selection interview with the Admission Committee.

START DATE: September every year DURATION: Three years full time

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