7 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2014
100% - Percent of Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates (Classes of 2010 through 2013) who passed the national certification exam (national average is 88-93%)
2 - Number of programs in the college that are the sole offering in the field in Florida (health care informatics and research administration)
2014 - Year Gail Raymond, academic advisor in Undergraduate Student Services, received the Outstanding Advising Award-Primary Advising Role from the National Academic Advising Association
2015 - Year the college will launch a doctoral program in criminal justice
> 1,800 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems annually served by the Communication Disorders Clinic
Degrees, Minors & Certificates
Listed below are the names of the degrees, minors and
certificates offered by the College of Health and Public
Affairs. Each academic program is linked to a
description about the program provided by either the
department or school or the appropriate university catalog.
Information about all of these programs is available in either the
Catalog or UCF Graduate Catalog.
In addition, the college collaborates with The Burnett Honors
College to offer
honors programs that develop students' critical thinking and
problem-solving skills and prepare them for a lifetime of
professional and personal achievement.
Note: The programs listed on this page are offered at UCF's
Orlando campus or, in a few cases, completely
online. The college also offers some programs and courses at
UCF's Regional Campuses.
The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann, M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley, B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson, Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith, Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith, Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta, Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward, Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen, Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual, Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),