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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.

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.

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Are you majoring in Health Administration or Public Administration? If so, join UCF Downtown Career Services to learn from professionals working in the field, meet your internship coordinators, and gain tips and resources to help you land your career! 5…
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