Public Administration Programs

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.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

  • Master of Public Administration – Our MPA is NASPAA accredited and nationally ranked by U.S. News and 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 MPA/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 MPA/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.
  • Doctoral Program in Public Affairs – This program, offered through the College of Community Innovation and Education, offers a track in public administration.