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At the UCF School of Public Administration, we are dedicated to preparing undergraduate and graduate students who will serve and lead in careers in nonprofit management, urban and regional planning, research administration, emergency management, public administration and public policy. Located at UCF Downtown, students are within walking distance of countless government offices, nonprofits and private organizations. Graduates join a dynamic alumni network of over 5,000 individuals who are leading the charge for change in local, national and international communities. 

Whether fully online or in-person, students are immersed in an innovative educational experience that encourages collaboration, provides real-world experiences and enhances leadership skills. 

Best Grad Schools - U.S. News & World Report: Public Affairs 2022

At the UCF School of Public Administration, we are dedicated to preparing undergraduate and graduate students who will serve and lead in careers in nonprofit management, urban and regional planning, research administration, emergency management, public administration and public policy. Located at UCF Downtown, students are within walking distance of countless government offices, nonprofits and private organizations. Graduates join a dynamic alumni network of over 5,000 individuals who are leading the charge for change in local, national and international communities.

Whether fully online or in-person, students are immersed in an innovative educational experience that encourages collaboration, provides real-world experiences and enhances leadership skills.

The 18-credit-hour certificate emphasizes the managerial and analytical skills needed for an engaging career in urban planning and related fields within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Apply by July 1.

COMING THIS FALL

Social Justice in Public Service
Graduate Certificate

Ph.D. in Public Affairs
Based at UCF Downtown, the doctoral program in public affairs fosters collaborative and transdisciplinary perspectives to solve societal issues and problems.
#2
Emergency and
Crisis Management
UCF's Top-Ranked Program
#9
Nonprofit
Management
#17
Local Government
Management
#25
Public Management
Leadership
#20
Public Finance
and Budgeting
#38
Public
Administration

National Rankings | U.S. News & World Report (2022)

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UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management Announces New Director

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Events

JOIN US for the 20th Annual UCF Nonprofit Partners Conference! It will be both a capacity building event and community celebration! This year, the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management is presenting the 20th Annual UCF Nonprofit Partners Conference on…
Join Dr. Thomas Bryer and Master of Public Administration (MPA) students for the first of a two-part conversation on Critical Race Theory (CRT). Following prior sessions by Dr. Bryer and students on institutional racism and vaccine hesitancy, these conversations explore…
Join Dr. Thomas Bryer and Master of Public Administration (MPA) students for the second in a two-part conversation on Critical Race Theory (CRT). Following prior sessions by Dr. Bryer and students on institutional racism and vaccine hesitancy, these conversations explore…
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