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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, public administration and public policy. We strive to create a brighter future for our students so that they, in turn, can better serve the community.


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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.

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New Certificate Explores Social Justice Issues in Public Service

New Certificate Explores Social Justice Issues in Public Service

Debuting this fall, the social justice in public service graduate certificate will give students the opportunity to explore the changing needs of society. ...
Peace Corps Ranks UCF in Top 25 Volunteer-Producing Universities

Peace Corps Ranks UCF in Top 25 Volunteer-Producing Universities

UCF was ranked today by the Peace Corps at No. 24 among large U.S. schools on the agency’s 2020 list of top volunteer-producing universities and colleges, the first time UCF has ranked on the agency’s Top 25 volunteer list. ...
Rebuilding Orlando One Homeowner at a Time

Rebuilding Orlando One Homeowner at a Time

Abby Lemay ’15MNM awakens each day at 7 a.m. in order to arrive to the Rebuilding Together Central Florida office by 8:45 a.m. ...



Matt Leavell, AIA LEED AP, a licensed architect and urban planner with the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, was the Director of Design and Planning for the Gulf State Park Enhancement Project.  The Enhancement Project was originally conceived with…
Join us for the next Public Service Student Alliance Meeting! Open to ALL SPA students. Meet new faces, reconnect with familiar ones, and learn about SPA's student organizations and how you can get involved. Special guests include representatives from the…
SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series Dr. Maritza Concha will present his research and discuss. *********Research presentations will be hosted by the CPNM on most Wednesdays from January 15 – April 8, 2020. All faculty are invited to participate. Individual dates will be updated…
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