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.

In the News

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF Student Spearheads Nonprofit Dedicated to Addressing Homelessness in Orlando

UCF graduate student Eric Camarillo ’16 had planned to start an organization after graduation to help the homeless in Central Florida with food, clothing and other necessities, but decided he couldn’t stand by and wait — so he started early to fill those immediate needs. Camarillo, who earned a degree in social work and is currently pursuing

UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

UCF to Partner with Lithuanian University for Dual Degree

UCF is partnering with Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania to offer dual bachelor’s degrees in nonprofit management from UCF’s School of Public Administration and public administration from KTU in four years. The transdisciplinary, global reach of the program will impact students at both universities, as well as the communities they serve.

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

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Events

This National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored workshop will bring researchers, practitioners, and students together to discuss the challenges associated with mitigating flood hazards, current developments in the field of community flood risk management, and ideas on how to improve communities’ resilience…
The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) invites you to the spring semester Eminent Scholar Lecture: Towards a broader theory of performance management - fits, starts, and paths forward, by Gary R. VanLandingham, Ph.D. Public Administration long sought an…
The 13th Annual UCF Public Administration Conference, Evidence-Based Policymaking: Using Big Data to Evaluate Public Sector Innovation and Improve Organizational Performance, will be held at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on Friday, March 1, 2019. Academics, practitioners, and students are…
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