Simon Andrew, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Social network theory; inter-organizational relations; metropolitan management.
Sudha Arlikatti, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Risk perceptions; household adjustments to earthquake hazards; cross-national comparisons of special populations in disasters.
Abraham D. Benavides, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Cleveland State University. Urban governance; local governmental management; human resource management; diversity issues.
Robert L. Bland, Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. State and local tax policy; capital and operating budgeting; municipal debt management.
Brian Collins, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Indiana University. Local government management; policy implementation; intergovernmental relations.
Lisa A. Dicke, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Utah. Nonprofit management; government management; organization theory; human resource management.
Hee Soun Jang, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University. Nonprofit management; human resource management; network theory.
Eric Krueger, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of North Texas. State and local budgeting; public policy implementation; American political institutions; research methods.
Praveen Maghelal, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Urban planning; transportation planning; GIS; sustainable communities.
David McEntire, Professor; Ph.D., University of Denver. Emergency administration theory; disaster response; international disasters; community preparedness; homeland security.
Laura Siebeneck, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Utah. Hazard evacuation and re-entry; GIS and spatial analysis; risk perception and communications.
Gary R. Webb, Associate Professor and Ph.D. Coordinator, Ph.D., University of Delaware. Organizational response to extreme events; improvisation in disaster response; social and economic impacts of disasters.
In the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas, we prepare you for a leadership role in a public or nonprofit organization or for a career in academia. This is accomplished through an innovative curriculum leading to either a Master of Public Administration degree or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration and Management.
Our programs offer you:
The M.P.A. program, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, teaches you time-tested management theories for real-world application. We have a strong network of more than 1,200 alumni and are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (1029 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C. 20005-3517; telephone 202- 628-8965). This distinction means the program meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education.
The doctoral program emphasizes developing new knowledge through research and theoretical inquiry. It has an emerging national reputation propelled by faculty members engaged in cutting-edge research. We offer specializations in emergency management, financial management, nonprofit management and urban management.
Our faculty members sponsor a monthly Public Administration Colloquium Series that engages students in a vigorous discussion of current research in the field and competing viewpoints on public administration issues.
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School as well as those of our program, which include:
Admission is determined using multiple criteria, including your academic performance and potential, as well as other materials. In some cases, we may request letters of recommendation attesting to your intellectual and leadership abilities, a written essay describing career objectives and explaining how the M.P.A. degree will help you meet those objectives, and/or a current résumé showing all work experience.
Completed applications are reviewed at various times during the year. Admission deadlines for the fall semester are Feb. 1, April 1 and May 15. The spring semester admission deadline is Dec. 1.
You must be admitted to the Toulouse Graduate School as well as fulfill the following program requirements:
We encourage you to complete the application process by Jan. 15 for admission in the fall semester. More information about graduate school and program admission requirements is at www.unt.edu/catalog www.unt.edu/catalog
If you do not have government work experience, a paid internship provides an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and develop professional skills essential for a successful career. You can receive 3 semester hours after completing an internship. Our internship coordinator will help you find an internship; you are responsible for developing the qualifications and interpersonal skills necessary for employment.
Additional information is available at www.padm.unt.edu and in the Ph.D. Degree Program Handbook available from the Ph.D. program coordinator.
Several financial assistance options are available to you, and we recommend investigating them when you apply to the program. Non-Texas residents who receive at least $1,000 a year in scholarship funds may also be eligible for in-state tuition rates. The options include:
The department has additional information about financial support from outside sources. Information about federal financial assistance programs is at financialaid.unt.edu.