Advanced Placement in the PhD Program
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, 2 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 apply 12 MPA credits (of a grade of B or better) toward the PhD Program as an advanced placement. The following 4 MPA courses are eligible for advanced placement:
The Core Course of PADM 501: Principles of Public Administration: This course can be applied toward the doctoral Foundation Course of SLAS 6001- Administrative and Leadership Theories.
The Core Course of PADM 502: Public Policy Analysis: This course can be applied toward the doctoral Foundation Course of SLAS 6003- Policy Analysis and Organizational Dynamics.
The Core Course of PADM 504: Research Methodology: This course can be applied toward the doctoral Research Course of SLAS 6008- Qualitative Research Design.
The Core Course of PADM 505: Public Budgeting and Finance eligible: This course can be applied toward the doctoral Foundation Course of SLAS 6005- Organizational Budget and Finance.