Doctoral Program Management

NASPAA would like to better serve our Doctoral Programs.  The data we collect in the next Survey on Doctoral Education will be distributed to members of the NASPAA Doctoral Education Committee, the Doctoral Listserv, and made available here.  Programs that participate and provide their data will be added to the list of PhD programs located below. 

Stay tuned for the next Survey on Doctoral Education!


Download a PDF of the 2020 Survey for your reference

Scholarly Articles on Doctoral Education

Journal Article Doctoral

An analysis of gender differences in public administration doctoral dissertation research

Jung Ah (Claire) Yun
Lindsey M. McDougle
Madinah F. Hamidullah
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Doctoral

Supporting women scholars’ paths to academia: An examination of family-friendly policies of public affairs doctoral programs

Candice Pippin Bodkin
Casey J. Fleming
Journal of Public Affairs Education
Journal Article Doctoral

Knowing, Doing, and Becoming: Professional Identity Construction among Public Affairs Doctoral Students

Amy E. Smith
Deneen H. Hatmaker
Journal of Public Affairs Education

Doctoral Surveys

PhD Programmatic Survey

NASPAA's Doctoral Survey will be dueApril  1, 2020.  You can download the current draft of the survey here.  If you have feedback on the survey please contact

PhD Pathways Initiative

Results from Preliminary Survey


Encourage your students to participate now!