- The College of Health and Public Affairs includes five departments, two schools and an interdisciplinary doctoral program, 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 at UCF’s regional campuses and through web-based technology.
- 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.
- Kristina Fisher (Criminal Justice) is the UCF principal investigator for a $2.2 M National Institute of Justice grant in which she, Roberto Potter (Criminal Justice) and Kim Gryglewicz (Social Work) are partnering with Brevard Public Schools to learn what works to make schools safe.
- 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.
- Naim Kapucu (Public Administration) and Boo Hyun Nam (UCF Engineering) received a $135,000 grant from the South Korean Institute of Agricultural Science to benchmark hazard response systems in the U.S. and enhance response systems in rural Korea.
- 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.
- 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 and Child Welfare Innovation, which assists school districts and communities interested in establishing a comprehensive community school.
- The college is home to centers, a clinic and an institute located on the Orlando campus or in the adjacent Central Florida Research Park.
Preliminary Spring 2017
Undergraduate students – 8,411
Graduate students – 1,627
TOTAL STUDENTS – 10,058
Faculty & Staff
Faculty members – 182
Staff members – 108
TOTAL EMPLOYEES – 290
Master of Nonprofit Management
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Health Sciences – Health Services Administration Track*
Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders*
Master of Public Administration
Master of Social Work
* Largest program of its kind in the nation