Also see the college’s 2017-18 Fact Sheet.

Academics

  • The College of Health and Public Affairs includes five departments and two schools, each of which has an office located in Health and Public Affairs buildings I or II on UCF’s campus in Orlando.
  • The college offers undergraduate programs (majors, minors and undergraduate certificate programs).
  • The college also offers graduate programs (master’s degree programs, graduate certificate programs and doctoral programs).
  • In addition to its program offerings in Orlando, the college offers many courses and programs through web-based technology and at UCF Connect campuses.

Research Highlights

  • Shawn Lawrence (Social Work) received a $915,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to train students and local health care providers to use the SBIRT protocol, shown to reduce and prevent substance abuse disorders.
  • Jennifer Kent-Walsh (Communication Sciences and Disorders) secured a $437,812 grant from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the impact of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention program for preschool children with severe speech disabilities.

Service Highlights

  • Many of the college’s students gain real-world experience while addressing needs in the community through service-learning. For example, more than 500 health services administration majors annually complete a semester-long internship in a health care organization.
  • Many of the college’s faculty members share their professional expertise by serving on boards or as consultants to local, state and national organizations. Others hold leadership positions in regional and national organizations.
  • College alumni serve the nation and region in many ways. For example:
    • The police chief for the cities of Atlantic Beach, Apopka, Lake Mary, Oakland, Ocoee and Titusville in Florida, as well as the UCF Police Department, are graduates of the college’s criminal justice or public administration programs.
    • The managers of Lake, Osceola, Sarasota and St. Lucie counties in Florida are graduates of the college’s public administration programs.
    • The vice president/COO of Health First Palm Bay Hospital is a two-time graduate of the college’s health management and informatics programs.
    • The president/CEO of the Florida Health Care Coalition is a graduate of the Doctoral Program in Public Affairs.

Community Partnerships

  • The college has an extensive network of partnerships with public and private organizations that focus on strengthening communities.
  • The college houses the Center for Community Partnerships, which supports the development of community-based partnerships.
  • The college also houses the Center for Community Schools, which assists school districts and communities interested in establishing a comprehensive community school.

Affiliated Organizations

Top 100

Six academic programs in the college are ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report Graduate Schools (Announced March 2018):best-grad-programs-generic

  • Master of Nonprofit Management
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Health Sciences – Health Services Administration Track* (Renamed Master of Health Administration in 2017)
  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders*
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Social Work
  • Specialties in Homeland/National Security and Emergency Management, Public Finance and Budgeting, Public Management and Leadership, and Public Policy Analysis

* Largest program of its kind in the nation

Students

Preliminary Spring 2018
Undergraduate students – 8,249
Graduate students – 1,934
  Master’s       1,685
  Doctoral          178
  Certificate         71
TOTAL STUDENTS – 10,183

Faculty & Staff

Fall 2017
Full-time
Faculty members – 193
Staff members – 109
TOTAL EMPLOYEES – 302

Alumni

Through Spring 2017 – 42,142

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