List of top universities offering Doctorate in Public Administration degree:

The University of Baltimore (USA)
- The Doctor of Public Administration program is geared toward working public administration professionals and is designed to provide them with the substantive skills, knowledge and values necessary in this era.
- The faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized theorists and practitioners.

University of Plymouth (UK)
- The Doctor of Public Administration is a research-based doctoral degree that prepares managers for the challenging times ahead. It can be completed in 4 years part time.
- Applicants should have a bachelor degree with a second-class honours (or its equivalent) in a relevant field. Also extensive work experience which would normally be at least five years’ management experience in any sector that provides public services.

University of Illinois Springfield (USA)
- The DPA (Doctorate of Public Administration) is a doctoral level public service degree.
- Multiple departments work together in offering this interdisciplinary doctoral program. These programs include: Criminal Justice; Legal Studies; Political Science; Public Administration; Public Health.
- UIS is ranked as a Tier 1 institution and the fourth best public master's university in the Midwest according to the US News 2009 Edition of America's Best Colleges.

Hamline University (USA)
- The Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) degree program is directed toward practicing public program administrators and those working in closely related areas.
- It is a part-time degree program that integrates theory and practice, and service and values to foster students’ critical thinking skills and scholarship.
 - Hamline University remains the top-ranked Minnesota university in its class in the 2011 rankings of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report.

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World University Ranking Tables

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Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
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