Research Projects

Doctorate in the Administrative Sciences


For admission to doctoral study, with the goal of attaining the title of Dr. admin.publ. (Doctor Administrationis Rei Publicae) at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Law, candidates must have attained the title of Master in Public Management and Policy or, at the University of Bern, the title of Master in Economics or Business Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Law, or a corresponding Licentiate, with an overall grade point of at least 4.75.

Equivalent specialized diplomas from other Swiss or foreign universities may be recognized from the most closely associated faculties.

Admittance to doctoral studies presupposes that a university lecturer has agreed to mentor/tutor the candidate during the dissertation project.

Detailed requirements for admission are specified in the Study Requirements.