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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, public administration and public policy. We strive to create a brighter future for our students so that they, in turn, can better serve the community.

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Join us for a brief introduction to all things SPA at the Get to Know SPA workshop. Learn how to navigate your degree and prepare effectively for your future profession. For more information, visit our registration page.

Academic Programs

UCF Downtown

Beginning August 26, 2019, the School of Public Administration will hold all undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, minor and certificate programs in emergency management, nonprofit management, public administration, public policy, research administration and urban and regional planning at the new downtown campus. UCF Downtown provides 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 Soccer Stars Headed for Pro Leagues

UCF Soccer Stars Headed for Pro Leagues

Cal Jennings ’19 and Jonathan Dean ’18 have new places to call home after the 2020 MLS SuperDraft while the Orlando Pride picked up Konya Plummer and Carrie Lawrence ’19. ...

New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands

New UCF Project Will Put Downtown Orlando Air Quality Data in Residents’ Hands

More than 100 air sensors will be installed throughout Downtown Orlando and will provide near-real-time data about air quality to residents via smart devices. ...

Volunteering is Always in Season

Volunteering is Always in Season

Winter is a chance to reflect on the past year while spending time and sharing gifts with loved ones. Over the holidays, consider this as an opportunity to look into other forms of valuable giving — your time volunteering. ...

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Events

SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series Dr. Young-Joo Lee will present her research and discuss. *********Research presentations will be hosted by the CPNM on most Wednesdays from January 15 – April 8, 2020. All faculty are invited to participate. Individual dates…
SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series Dr. Staci Zavattaro and Dr. Jeremy Hall will guide a discussion on submitting papers to a journal and discuss their experiences, processes, and perspective as journal editors. Dr. Zavattaro serves as editor-in-chief of the international…
SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series Dr. David Mitchell will present his research and discuss. *********Research presentations will be hosted by the CPNM on most Wednesdays from January 15 – April 8, 2020. All faculty are invited to participate. Individual dates…
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