The Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in Public Administration programme of Nkumba University is intended to offer the highest rewards of learning and discovery in the fields offered by the School of Social Sciences relating to the broad discipline of Public Administration. These fields among others include Legislative Studies, Decentralisation, Public Policy, Human Resource, Public Budgeting, Total Quality Management, and Talent Management. The study programme demands major investment of time, money and effort from both the University and the candidates.
This programme is designed, among others, to equip students with knowledge, skills, abilities and values needed to meet the highest academic requirements in the market. The programme does not constitute graduate studies only, but it also offers apprenticeship to students to develop capacity for independent research by working closely with academia. In this way, the academic programme provides a channel through which the student becomes a colleague to his/her academic and other mentors and demonstrates the ability to make an original contribution to knowledge.