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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2018 Public Administration Research Conference

Location: UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center
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Spring 2018 Commencement

Location: CFE Arena
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December 6, 2017
Student Publishes Article for American Society for Public Administration

Brie Haupt, a doctoral student in public affairs in the public administration track, recently wrote and published an article for the PA Times, a publication in association with the American Society for Public Administration. Her article, entitled “Publishing and Perishing as a Doctoral Student,” can be viewed here.

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