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.

UCF Downtown

Beginning in August 2019, the School of Public Administration will hold all undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, minor and certificate programs in emergency management, nonprofit management, public administration, research administration, and urban and regional planning at the new downtown campus. UCF Downtown will provide 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.

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27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

Twenty-seven UCF programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 35 graduate programs total were included in the publication’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools edition. The list shows the university’s upward trajectory in the number of programs on the top 100 list; there were 18 programs ranked in

Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

Agreement Creates New Study Abroad Opportunities for Students

As the discipline of public administration continues to expand internationally, the need for future public servants to be exposed to a variety of cultures and communities is continuously increasing. A study abroad partnership between ADA University in the Republic of Azerbaijan and UCF allows undergraduate students to study at either university for up to two

Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

Public Administration Research Conference Examines Evidence-Based Policymaking

The Public Administration Research Conference attracted attendees from around the world, including Nigeria, Russia, the United Kingdom and several other countries. Nearly 100 students, faculty, and practitioners gathered at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center on March 1 to explore how to use the influence of evidence on policy development to better serve communities. The annual

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Events

Join the School of Public Administration for the spring semester's Urban and Regional Planning Distinguished Lecture Series. This lecture features a networking reception hosted by the Urban Knights student organization and an invigorating lecture from Mark Fenton, planning consultant and…
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