Doctoral Studies

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration organizes doctoral studies in the following areas: Political Sciences (since 2000), Administrative Sciences (since 2001), Sociology (since 2008) and Communication Sciences (since 2008). NUPSPA organized the first doctoral program in Political Sciences in Romania and is the only institution that organizes doctoral studies in Administrative Sciences. The most significant doctoral research topics include: governance studies, good administration, human rights in public administration, institutional evaluation, political theories, public policies, gender policies, political sociology, post-socialism anthropology, Euro-skepticism, European identity, European public area, European Union communication policy, international relations, security studies, political ethics, educational policies. The characteristics of the doctoral program in NUPSPA derive from the coordinators’ expertise, from the research programs and the values embraced by the academic community.

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