ERIC Number: EJ609928
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
What's in a Name? Comparing DPA and Ph.D. Programs.
Brewer, Gene A.; Facer, Rex L. II; O'Toole, Laurence J., Jr.; Douglas, James W.
Journal of Public Affairs Education, v5 n4 p309-17 Oct 1999
Compares graduate programs leading to either a DPA (Doctor of Public Administration) or a Ph.D., especially as regards research productivity. Finds few differences between the programs, noting that degree title is more informative about the type of students recruited than outputs (e.g., journal publications). Overall low research productivity by public administration graduates was noted in both types of program. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Productivity, Public Administration Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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