At the UCF School of Public Administration, we are dedicated to providing a quality education to undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in nonprofit management, urban and regional planning, research administration, emergency management, and public administration. We strive to create a brighter future for our students so that they, in turn, can better serve the community.

Academic Programs

UCF Downtown

Beginning August 26, 2019, the School of Public Administration will hold all undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, minor and certificate programs in emergency management, nonprofit management, public administration, public policy, research administration and urban and regional planning at the new downtown campus. UCF Downtown provides innovative education for high-demand fields that integrate with industry and place thousands of students within walking distance of Orlando City Hall, Orange County Government, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida and many other jobs and internships.

In the News

UCF Grad Lands Emergency Management Job After Hurricane Experiences

UCF Grad Lands Emergency Management Job After Hurricane Experiences

After working with the local and state government to manage crises, the soon-to-be alum will use her expertise to help with hospital operations. ...

UCF Expert Debunks 4 Myths about Hurricanes

UCF Expert Debunks 4 Myths about Hurricanes

Claire Connolly Knox is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration and serves as the emergency management and homeland security program director. ...

UCF Students, Recent Graduates Earn Scholarships, Present at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

UCF Students, Recent Graduates Earn Scholarships, Present at Governor’s Hurricane Conference

A team of UCF researchers will brief emergency responders from across the state about their work looking at the impact of recent hurricanes. ...

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Events

Erin Blackwell from the College of Community Innovation and Education Research Administration Services Team will present information on PIVOT. We will then have a workshop on establishing/updating a faculty profile and provide an opportunity to ask questions. PIVOT is a collaborative tool that…
Students in the School of Public Administration (SPA) have several options when it comes to joining a student association. Meet representatives from each of our student organizations and learn more about the opportunities available. 
Join us at the new Dr. Phillips Academic Commons for a discussion on Smart Cities with distinguished lecturer, David Gilford. David Gilford advises public and private sector clients on the use of technology to make cities more livable, sustainable, and…
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