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.


Social Justice in Public Service
Graduate Certificate

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

CPNM Welcomes International Visitor Leadership Program

CPNM Welcomes International Visitor Leadership Program

The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) collaborated with the World Affairs Council of Central Florida, a network dedicated to educating and engaging Americans in international affairs and providing further education on global issues, to meet with a group of international nonprofit leaders. ...

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. ...



SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series Dr. Thomas Bryer will review his research titled, "Population Shrinkage and Municipal Responses: The Case of Lithuania" *********Research presentations will be hosted by the CPNM on most Wednesdays from January 15 – April 8,…
Visiting Professor RSS, Dr. Fred Mear, De Montford University, UK Title: “Can Government accountants save the world?: A quantitative analysis of the impact of improved PFM systems on a country’s corruption” Synopsis: As part of the aid effectiveness agenda, we…
Join the Florida Policy Institute for a discussion featuring Jason Garcia, investigative reporter at the Orlando Sentinel, whose six-part series "Big Profits, Tiny Taxes" provided an in-depth look at the state's corporate tax system. Discussion topics will range from how much Florida loses…
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