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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Spring 2017 Commencement

Location: CFE Arena
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5:30 pm

Public Service Recognition Week Celebration

Location: Fairwinds Alumni Center
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Summer Session Begins / Schedule of Sessions

Location: UCF: TBD
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April 3, 2017

Doctoral student Brittany Haupt is one of 25 students from across the country chosen to participate in the American Society for Public Administration’s Founders’ Fellows program. Incoming doctoral student Jenna Tyler from IUPUI was selected for the program as well. As program participants they will be paired with a practitioner or scholar for a year-long mentorship and attend the next ASPA conference for free.

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