Programme: PhD Public Administration

Code Faculty
07267111 Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Credits Duration
Duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 360
Prof MR Chitiga-Mabugu
[email protected]
+27 (0)124202425

Programme information

All postgraduate programmes are not offered every year. Please consult the relevant faculty concerning the presentation of this programme.

Admission requirements

  • Relevant master’s degree with an average of at least 65%.

Additional requirements

Candidates will only be considered for admission to the PhD in Public Administration if the School of Public Management and Administration is convinced that the applicant has the necessary expertise to complete the required seminar in the field of Public Administration 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 are not an intake of new students every year. It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the degree they wish to apply for, will indeed be offered.

Other programme-specific information

Candidates who are expected to complete seminars will be required to attend and present research based seminar papers on one or more of the following:

CGI 980    Co-operative governance and intergovernmental relations 980

PAD 981   Leadership, governance and public policy 981

RMQ 980  Research methods and quantitative analysis 980

TPM 980   Theories and practices of Public administration and management 980

PHD 914  Electronic government 914

INA 980    International management 980

PAD 980   Policy analysis 980

POD 980  Policy analysis and development 980

PHD 910  Public sector finance 910

PHD 912  Local government management and administration 912

PHD 916  NEPAD and the African Union: Governance perspectives 916


Research information

Proof of submission of an article to an accredited journal on the thesis topic is required as part of the graduating process.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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