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2023 Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region

10 Colleges in the Far Western US Region
263 Doctor's Degrees
Public Administration & Social Service isn't the most popular doctorate program in the world, but it's not the least popular either. To be more precise it ranks #15 in popularity out of 36 majors in the country. As such, the degree program isn't offered at every college in the United States, but there are schools that do have a program in the field that are top-notch when it comes to quality.

College Factual looked at 10 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region ranking. Combined, these schools handed out 263 doctor's degrees in public administration and social service to qualified students.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Public Administration & Social Service School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region The public administration and social service doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their doctor's degree from the school. After all, your doctor's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on public administration and social service students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of public administration and social service students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for public administration and social service to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized public administration and social service related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for public administration and social service students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Public Administration & Social Service Doctor's Degree Schools in the Far Western US Region list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Public Administration & Social Service in the Far Western US Region

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in public administration and social service.

10 Top Far Western US Region Schools for a Doctorate in Public Administration & Social Service

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
198 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat University of Southern California if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in public administration and social service. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of Southern California

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
11 Annual Graduates

University of California - Berkeley is a wonderful option for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in public administration and social service. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of California - Berkeley

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a doctor's degree in public administration and social service needs to check out University of California - Los Angeles. UCLA is a very large public university located in the city of Los Angeles.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of California - Los Angeles

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

University of Washington - Seattle Campus is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in public administration and social service. UW Seattle is a very large public university located in the large city of Seattle.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
12 Annual Graduates

Located in the midsize city of Las Vegas, UNLV is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
10 Annual Graduates

Cal Baptist is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the large city of Riverside.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from California Baptist University

#7

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Loma Linda.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from Loma Linda University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
7 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Portland, Portland State University is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from Portland State University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Honolulu, UH Manoa is a public university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of Hawaii at Manoa

#10

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

ULV is a medium-sized private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of La Verne.More information about a doctorate in public administration and social service from University of La Verne

Best Public Administration & Social Service Colleges by State

Explore the best public administration and social service colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 30 231
Washington 27 7
Oregon 27 11
Nevada 25 12
Hawaii 23 2

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Public Administration & Social Service Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Social Work 212
Public Policy 34
Public Administration 16
Human Services 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 5,350
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 22
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to University of the Fraser Valley. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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