The Doctoral Program in Public Affairs prepares future leaders to deal with complex social, health and governance issues that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The program has a community-based focus with an emphasis on collaborative relationships across the public, private and nonprofit sectors of the community.

The curriculum comprises an interdisciplinary core with advanced studies in one of four tracks: Criminal Justice, Health Services Management and Research, Public Administration or Social Work. Meet the track coordinators.

Graduates possess the theoretical, analytical and ethical foundation to produce new knowledge that impacts policies and programs and enhances institutional and community performance.

Visit the UCF Graduate Catalog for the admission deadlines for the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs.


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4:00 pm

SPA Teaching Circle: Assessment, Rubrics and IE

Location: Health & Public Affairs II: 247
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Fall 2017 Career Expo

Location: CFE Arena
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1:30 pm

President & Provost's Forum - Fall 2017

Location: Student Union: Cape Florida Ballroom (Room 316)
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August 30, 2017

Angela White-Jones (Ph.D. ’16) joined the UCF faculty and staff in July as the new director of the Master of Research Administration program in the School of Public Administration. White-Jones is a graduate of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs, Public Administration Track. Read her Q&A about her new role at UCF here.

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