Public Administration online doctorate program approved

New public administration

doctoral program approved

The Texas Southern University Board of Regents has approved a new online Doctoral Degree in Public Administration (DPA) for administrative professionals. This new degree enhances and expands TSU's commitment to online education with a national and global reach. The doctoral program in public administration will be the first in Texas and one of six in the nation once it is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The DPA is the third online program offered by the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. The other two are the Executive Master of Public Administration (eMPA) and the Executive Master of Administration of Justice (eMAJ). This effort is consistent with President Lane's goal of connecting the University to the community and expanding TSU’s academic scope.

The School of Public Affairs (SOPA) is awaiting Board of Regents approval of two new five-year (4+1) hybrid undergraduate/master’s degree programs in Public Affairs. One degree is at the undergraduate level in addition to the online eMPA degree and the on-campus Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program. Students in these programs can secure undergraduate and master’s degrees within five years, saving time and money.

“We are proud of the fact that TSU’s SOPA continues to lead in new and innovative degree programs and is a force multiplier in preparing our students for public service careers,” said Dr. Michael Adams, interim dean of TSU’s School of Public Affairs.