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Public Administration / Administrative Ph. D Program

This program aims to provide the students that have postgraduate backgrounds not only of Political Science and Public Administration but also of various disciplines with the ability of studying and doing research on administrative issues such as structure and functions of state organization, administration fact, related to the ‘public’. PA/Administrative Science Ph. D Program provides necessary inputs from economics politics, history fields and it focuses on analyzing administrative facts and processes. In this context, program is designed to provide students’ knowledge about theory and method; learn administrative behaviors, power, and authority issues; expand their research ability regarding administrative process as planning and reform, institutional dimension such as bureaucracy, civil administration system, regulatory agencies. Subjects can be strengthened by choosing subjects of other graduate programs about local governments and state theories. The language of education is English.

Program Curriculum

Compulsory subjects are Public Administration Theories, Public Policy Analysis and Practices, Research Methods.

Optional subjects are Public Personnel System, Public Administration and Reform, Turkish Administrative History, State Science, Philosophy and Administration, Local Administration, Property, Land and Administration, Administration and Security, Administrative Law, Psychology of Administration, Bureaucracy Theories, Public Administration and Capitalism.

In addition to the above-mentioned subjects, seminars will be held to deepen a specific matter.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students possess knowledge about theory and practice in the field of Public Administration.
  • Students acquire ability of developing and expanding on actual information at an expert level. Also, they obtain capacity of accessing to original descriptions.
  • Students can independently pursue research that requires expertise in the field.
  • Students contribute to the solutions of social, scientific, cultural, and ethical issues at national and international levels.
  • Students can analyze social relations and norms guiding these relations with a critical perspective.


The proposed program consists of seven courses, a seminar course and thesis work, with a total of not less than 21 credits. Three of these seven courses are compulsory and the other 4 are elective. In addition to midterm and final exams which measures students’ performance, learning activities such as reports, assignments, quizzes, seminar presentations and projects are foreseen in the performance evaluation of the students during the semester.  For graduation, students must have at least 21 credits and complete their seminar and thesis/project studies successfully. At the same time, they are required to complete the courses of the Ph. D program with at least – “B” grade.


To complete the program, students must successfully pass the proficiency exam by end of the sixth semester at the latest. Students who are successful in the proficiency exam will be able to start their thesis studies, choose an advisor in the field they want, and carry out the thesis research with the support of their advisor. The doctoral student is obliged to write the thesis in accordance with the thesis writing rules of the relevant institute and to defend the thesis orally in front of the jury. In order the thesis jury to be appointed, the candidate must have published an article in a journal scanned by SCI, SSCI or AHCI in the field related to the doctoral thesis or must have at least one publication accepted for publication (YÖDAK, 2901.2007, Circular No:1 1f).

What makes us different

Public Administration Ph.D. program focuses on the state and administration, as the public cannot be administrated with business/market techniques. Since, when the state was abandoned, the administration also become unexplored. In this context, BAU Cyprus Public Administration Ph.D. program deals with every issue related to public administration and establishes its internal link with current developments. In addition, together with the Management Sciences and Public Policy Research Center (YÖPAM) operating within the BAU Cyprus, the information on the organization of the state administration will be brought to the attention of the relevant people and institutions through research targeting the administrative field directly.

How to apply

The application process for Public Administration at BAU Cyprus is very easy. You can simply and safely share your personal information through our online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link a copy of the following documents can be uploaded:


 Passport or EU identity card

High school diploma certificate with transcript. Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.

University certificate with transcript (if applicable). Please also submit an official translation of the diploma and transcript into English if they are in another language.

English language test certificate

Portfolio PDF with a minimum of 10 works

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to be employed in areas outside the public sector such as experts and managers in universities, state institutions and organizations in the field of public administration / management science, private sector, media, social organizations, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, research and think tanks. In addition, they will be able to come to the fore with their expertise in public administration and management sciences in promotions in bureaucracy. On the other hand, for the graduates of the thesis part of the program, they will be able to apply to doctoral programs for academic career purposes.

Faculty Academic Staff

Prof. Dr. Bülent EVRE

Associate Professor Ahmet MAŞLAKÇI

Assistant Professor Aydın ATILGAN

Assistant Professor İsmail Bahadır TURAN

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