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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.

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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.
#3
Emergency and
Crisis Management
UCF's Top-Ranked Program
#13
Nonprofit Management
#30
Public Budgeting
and Finance
#29
Public Management
and Leadership
#39
Public Affairs

National Rankings | U.S. News & World Report (2022)

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School of Public Administration Professor Receives Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellowship

Staci Zavattaro will serve as a research fellow through August 2023.  ...

Public Affairs Doctoral Student Awarded Fellowship for Hispaniola Dissertation Research

As a Mellon Fellow, Ruth Kessa will receive financial, technical and mentorship support to aid in her dissertation research. ...

UCF Public Administration Assistant Professor Named National Center for Atmospheric Research Early Career Faculty Innovator

Yue ‘Gurt’ Ge will be studying how partnerships between weather forecasters and critical infrastructure operators can enhance systems’ resilience to hurricanes and other disasters. ...

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