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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Student Spotlight: Marellys Moreno

Student Spotlight: Marellys Moreno

Marellys Moreno Planning is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses not only on urban and regional development efforts but also on current and potential impacts of development decisions on surrounding communities. In her position as a program associate for the Lake County Housing and Community Development Division, Marellys Moreno studies the impact that development efforts

UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

UCF Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the Community

Center for Public and Nonprofit Management former directors Naim Kapucu and Thomas Bryer with current director Deborah Carroll. In 2008, the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management was established as the research extension of the UCF School of Public Administration. Now, in 2018, the center is celebrating 10 years of policy-changing research, 10 years of

School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

School of Public Administration Honors Dr. Mary Ann Feldheim

The UCF School of Public Administration honors Mary Ann Feldheim, director of nonprofit management and associate professor of public administration and nonprofit management, for her dedicated service and support to the school. Feldheim joined UCF as a visiting instructor in 1997 and after over 20 years with the university, is set to retire in January

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Events

Civic engagement involves working to make a difference in the civic life of one’s community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. Join the Central Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public…
SPA will be in attendance at the 2019 Florida Research Administration Conference. Come visit our booth and learn about our research administration program! For more information or to register, visit the registration page.
For the first research seminar series presentation of the semester, Professor Carmine Bianchi joins us from the University of Palermo in Italy to discuss his research on collaborative governance. Carmine Bianchi is a professor of public management at the Department…
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