Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Specialization - Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration

Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities

With this specialization, you will learn how to create and maintain sustainable communities that are environmentally sound, economically prosperous, and socially equitable. Explore the interrelated elements that make a community viable and access the tools and resources for sustainable community development. Be prepared to succeed in such roles as a town manager, department head, or director of a social service organization.

Completion Requirements

  • 82 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
    • Dissertation (20 cr.)
  • Professional Development Plan 
  • Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days 
  • Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Core Courses


Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement:


Specialization Courses


Foundation Research Sequence


Dissertation

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