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University of Colorado Denver

School of Public Affairs

PhD in Public Affairs

Welcome to the Ph.D program at the School of Public Affairs!

The doctoral program provides students with the skills necessary to research and analyze complex public sector challenges, and to train other practioners in various fields.

The Ph.D 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.

Contact Dr. Chris Weible​​ or email for more information.

Student and Faculty Recognitions 

Andy Pattison (graduate in 2015) secured a tenure track position at Colgate University starting in the fall of 2017.

David Carter (graduated in 2016 and currently at the University of Utah) and Sean McCandless (graduating this spring of 2017) were both selected as Founders' Fellows for the American Society for Public Administration. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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