Be the change you wish to see in your community. With a degree in public administration, you can effect positive changes for your city, state or nation. At the UCF School of Public Administration, we offer a variety of public administration programs, both undergraduate and graduate, that will provide you with a thorough understanding of public management, budgeting, ethics, research and more. Graduates of these programs now serve as city managers, supervisors of elections, and county administrators.
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Administration
Students can choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree that emphasizes growth management, the challenges of local government and the environment.
Minor in Public Administration
The minor is designed for students who are interested in exploring public administration theory and process.
Master of Public Administration
Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) is NASPAA accredited and nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The 42-credit-hour degree equips students with the public management skills and analytic techniques needed for successful careers as public administrators. The school also offers a
- Dual MPA/MNM
Students who are interested in both public administration and nonprofit management may elect to pursue the dual Master of Public Administration/Master of Nonprofit Management, through which they will earn two degrees in 54 credit hours.
- Dual MPA/M.S.CJ
Students who are interested in both public administration and criminal justice may elect to pursue the dual Master of Public Administration/Master of Science in Criminal Justice, through which they will earn two degrees in 51 credit hours.
- Dual MPA/Ph.D.
Students who want to fast-track their education may work toward the MPA and the Ph.D. in public affairs concurrently.
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
The 18-credit-hour, online certificate is designed to provide students with enhanced knowledge and skills in public service.
Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Finance
The 18-credit-hour certificate is designed to meet the growing need in our governments to understand and apply varied and complex budgeting and financial practices.
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis
The 18-credit-hour certificate is designed to provide students with an understanding of policy analysis and evaluation methods.
Graduate Certificate in Social Justice in Public Service
The 15-credit-hour certificate is designed to provide an advanced understanding of social justice needs within the realm of public service.
Doctoral Program in Public Affairs
This program, offered through the College of Community Innovation and Education, offers a track in public administration.
Alumni & Giving
You can connect with fellow public administration alumni through LinkedIn at UCF – Public Administration Knights.
Contributions from our alumni and friends directly impact the lives of our students, staff and faculty. Help sustain the School of Public Administration by making a gift today. All donations will help us continue to provide an outstanding education, conduct leading research and engage in community outreach.
Learn more about giving here at the School of Public Administration and College of Community Innovation and Education. Or, make a gift today and consider supporting one or more of the school’s following funds:
- School of Public Administration
- Center for Public and Nonprofit Management
- Public Administration Fellows Program
- Student Volunteer and Service Learning Fund
The UCF Foundation administers funds that support the school’s students and programs.