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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2:00 pm

COHPA Research Recognition Ceremony

Location: Health & Public Affairs I
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7:30 am

Fall 2017 Commencement

Location: CFE Arena
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November 13, 2017

Congratulations! Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Wan received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding achievements in the health sciences from the Society for Process and Design Science at the society’s 2017 conference last week (photo). In addition, Doctoral Program in Public Affairs student Orville Clayton won first place for his presentation “Jail Mental Health Innovations: Factors Influencing Mental Health Service Innovations for Jails” at the conference’s Doctoral Symposium (photo). Clayton will graduate in December.

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