All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.
(See General Regulations G.42 to G.54)
- An accredited master's degree in Public Administration or a related discipline from an accredited tertiary educational institution.
- A minimum of 65% for the master's dissertation which must have been externally examinated.
Candidates will only be considered for admission to the PhD (Public Administration and Management) if the Postgraduate Committee of the School of Public Management and Administration is convinced that the applicant has the necessary expertise to complete the required seminars successfully and has gained sufficient research knowledge on the master’s level to conduct research for and complete a doctoral thesis.
The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or the Faculty regulations. Due to capacity constraints, there is not an intake of new students every year and if offered, only limited numbers can be accommodated. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.
Other programme-specific information
PAD 990: Thesis Public Administration and Management in accordance with the General Regulations of the University of Pretoria applying at the time of registration.
Proof of submission of an article to an accredited journal on the thesis topic is required as part of the graduating process.
A thesis is submitted to the Head: Student Administration, before the closing date for the various graduation ceremonies as announced annually.