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.


The Public Administration Research Conference invites submissions for proposals incorporating community engagement and social justice approaches to address public interests in complex urban environments in an effort to maintain community resilience and sustainability. For more information, visit the website.

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

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. ...

Nonprofit Conference Encourages Community Engagement and Innovation

Nonprofit Conference Encourages Community Engagement and Innovation

If you want to go far, go together.

It is that sentiment etched in the wall of the Dr. Phillips Academic Commons at UCF Downtown, and it is the same sentiment that brought together over 100 nonprofit professionals, community members and representatives from UCF for the Community Partners Nonprofit Conference. Centered around a theme of dreaming big, attendees were challenged to imagine the future of Central Florida and discuss ideas on how partnerships could further support ...

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a more complete picture of potential hazards. ...



Join us in Orlando, Florida on March 19 & 20, 2020 for the 14th Annual UCF Public Administration Research Conference. This conference brings together academics and practitioners to share innovative ideas and engage in discussions related to public administration and community…
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