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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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Join us on Thursday, December 2, 2022 at 10:00 am for our first CPNM Nonprofit Networking Circle.This is a free and public event that brings together local Central Florida nonprofit organizations and leaders. It offers light discussion and an opportunity…
Join us for the 16th Annual UCF Public Administration Research Conference (PARC).In an effort to overcome the vulnerabilities and challenges faced by communities and leaders around the world, government and nonprofit organizations must plan a way forward that addresses the…
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