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PhD in Public Administration Application

The Departmental Application Form and all other admissions materials must be returned by April 30. Late applications may be considered on a space-available basis while earlier applications may be required to meet university financial aid deadlines.

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* Name (L, F, M)

Home Address and
Contact Information

Employment Information
(If Applicable)
* Street Address  Street Address
Address (cont.) Address (cont.)
City City
State/Province State/Province
Zip/Postal Code Zip/Postal Code
Country Country
* Home Phone Work Phone
* E-mail E-mail
Work Title

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Full Time Student

GRE Scores
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Analytical Writing

B. Resume:

Please submit your current resume by cutting and pasting in the box provided or sending it as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachment. The resume must include your educational background and the positions you have held over the past ten years. Indicate the title of each position, the agency or firm by which you were employed, and the duration of each employment. You are encouraged to supplement the resume with additional materials (e.g. awards or accomplishments, commendations, letters of recommendation, etc.) that provide the Admissions Committee with essential information about you and your interest in the Ph.D. program. Individuals who have not distinguished themselves academically in their post-secondary education are especially encouraged to submit evidence of work-related achievement.

C. Essays:

Submit your responses to the four essay questions by cutting and pasting in the box provided or you may your responses as attachments. Consider your answers to the following four questions carefully. The Admissions Committee members read them to assess your ability to express yourself clearly and concisely, to utilize proper grammar and punctuation, to present your thoughts in a logical manner, and to assess your analytical skills. Please restrict your answers to questions 1-3 to two (2) double-spaced typewritten pages. In addition, your response to question four (4) should be no more than six (6) double-spaced typewritten pages.

1. How does our Ph.D. program relate to your career goals and aspirations?

2. In which ways have your educational and professional experiences prepared you to enter a research degree program in Public Administration? In what ways has it failed to prepare you for such a program?

3. Please describe at least two (2) specific research interests you may decide to pursue when you reach the dissertation phase in the program.

4. Please identify a recent significant problem in your workplace.  Explain the problem, identify 2-3 alternative solutions, analyze them and recommend a course of action.