Public administrators work for the public by providing or managing services and programs that support the well-being of others. With a degree in public administration, you can have a direct impact on positive changes for your city, state or nation. At the School of Public Administration, we offer a variety of public administration programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that emphasize a strong foundation in public management, budgeting, ethics and research. Classes are offered face-to-face at UCF Downtown, mixed-mode and online to give you the flexibility you need. Through our innovative course curriculum and opportunities for real-world experience, you’ll have the leadership skills and technical knowledge to engage in a dynamic public-focused career.
Our master's in public administration program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.
We offer undergraduate and graduate level programs in a variety of modalities, such as face-to-face, fully online and mixed-mode.
Public Administration, BA/BS
Dual Nonprofit Management BA/BS and Public Administration BA
Public Administration, Minor
Public Administration, MPA
Dual Public Administration MPA and Nonprofit Management MNM
Dual Public Administration MPA and Criminal Justice MSCJ
Dual Public Administration MPA and Public Affairs PhD
Community Innovation, Communication, and Engagement, Undergraduate Certificate
Public Administration, Undergraduate Certificate
Public Service, Undergraduate Certificate
Public Administration, Graduate Certificate
Public Budgeting and Finance, Graduate Certificate
Social Justice in Public Service, Graduate Certificate
What to expect with a public administration degree.
Thomas Bryer, Ph.D.Professor
Gregg Buckingham, Ed.D.Associate Lecturer
Jeremy Hall, Ph.D.Professor and Public Affairs Program Coordinator
Christopher Hawkins, Ph.D.Professor
Xi Huang, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Naim Kapucu, Ph.D.Pegasus Professor and Interim Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Stephanie Krick, Ph.D.Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Academic Program Coordinator
Kuotsai Tom Liou, Ph.D.Professor
David Mitchell, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Public Administration Academic Program Coordinator
Melvin Rogers, M.S.Senior Instructor
Abdul-Akeem Sadiq, Ph.D.Professor and Public Administration/Public Policy Academic Program Coordinator
Daniel Seigler, Ph.D.Associate Lecturer and Research Administration Academic Program Coordinator
Daniel Stephens, Ph.D.Associate Lecturer
Kelly Stevens, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Jungwon Yeo, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Staci Zavattaro, Ph.D.Professor and Public Affairs PhD Academic Program Coordinator