Welcome to the PhD program at the School of Public Affairs! The PhD program requires an intensive commitment of time and effort. It is designed to serve:
- People who seek academic appointments to further the field of public administration, public policy and public management through teaching and research
- Scholar-practitioners working in government, private sector organizations concerned with government and nonprofit organizations
- Policy analysts in government, private sector organizations and nonprofit organizations.
In this program, students master the scholarly theory, concepts and
research skills required to teach other practitioners, and provide the
skills necessary to research and analyze complex public sector
challenges. Contact Doctoral Program Director, Tanya Heikkila or SPA@ucdenver.edu for more information.
News and Events
Carrie Chapman to do cutting-edge research at RAND
student Carrie Chapman has been offered a summer associate position at
the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif. She will join a team doing
to help the Army optimize a portfolio of programs intended to promote
readiness and/or resilience in its soldiers, civilian employees, their
dependents, and retirees. Chapman will be mentored by one of RAND's top
National Security researchers, along with one of the most highly
regarded network analysts in the country. She not only willbe doing
work that has real policy implications that could improve the lives of
military families, but will also be implementing some of the newest
network analysis models (things that no one is using yet except this
group of analysts).
PhD student David
Carter participated in the Ostrom Workshop in Bloomington Indiana from June 18-20, 2014.
PhD student Sam Gallaher and
professor Tanya Heikkila published an article in the Journal of Water Research
and Education entitled Challenges and
for Collecting and Sharing data on Water Governance Institutions. This article explores the “usability and
availability of data needed for investigating the interplay between institutional
arrangements (rules, regulations, policy, compacts, laws) and water resource