Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, has received approval by its board of regents to offer a new online doctoral degree in public administration. If approved by the Texas Higher Education Commission, the new online doctoral program in public administration will be the first in Texas and one of only six in the nation.
The doctorate in public administration will be the third online program offered by the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. The other two are the executive master of public administration degree and the executive master of administration of justice degree.
Michael O. Adams, interim dean of the School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, said that “we are proud of the fact that the School of Public Affairs continues to lead in new and innovative degree programs and is a force multiplier in preparing our students for public service careers.”
Dr. Adams has been on the faculty at Texas Southern University since 1983. He is a graduate of Tougaloo College in Mississippi and earned a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science at Atlanta University.