The University of Georgia, based in Athens, GA offers a fully funded PhD in Public Administration and Policy. The PhD program in public administration and policy at the University of Georgia is designed to prepare students for leading careers in teaching, research, and public service. The program has a strong research orientation. The Department of Public Administration and Policy places all PhD students on teaching or research assistantships that provide tuition waivers and stipends ranging from approximately $15,000 to $18,000 for a nine-month academic year. Assistantships also require at least a 13-hour per-week work commitment.