Applying to a PhD Program in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies
Receiving an MPA degree from Marywood University is rewarding. Not only it will provide you with knowledge and skills for career development in the job market but will also provide you with an opportunity to continue with your higher education by applying to a PhD program in Public Administration (or any related field). An ideal place for you to apply and continue your education is Marywood University's PhD Program in Strategic Leadership and Administrative Studies (SLAS).
Total credit hours required to complete the PhD Program in SLAS is 60 credits (15 courses, two seminars and 9 dissertation credits). However, students with an MPA degree from Marywood University can apply to the PhD Program in SLAS and upon acceptance transfer up to 12 MPA credits (of a grade of B or better) to the PhD Program. The following 4 MPA courses are eligible for transfer:
Core Course of PADM 501: Principles of Public Administration: Can be applied toward the Foundation Course of SLAS 6001- Administrative and Leadership Theories.
Core Course of PADM 502: Public Policy Analysis: Can be applied toward the Foundation Course of SLAS 6003- Policy Analysis and Organizational Dynamics.
Core Course of PADM 504: Research Methodology: Can be applied toward the Research Course of SLAS 6008- Qualitative Research Design.
Core Course of PADM 505: Public Budgeting and Finance eligible: Can be applied toward the Foundation Course of SLAS 6005- Organizational Budget and Finance.