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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Centers, Clinic & Institute

The College of Health and Public Affairs houses a number of centers, a clinic and an institute that offer specialized services, trainings, resources and research programs. To learn more about these dynamic organizations and facilities, visit the links below.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Funded by the Florida Legislature, the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) provides support that helps people in Central Florida with autism, dual sensory impairment and related disabilities realize their full potential.

Center for Community Partnerships
The Center for Community Partnerships is a resource that supports the development of community-based partnerships that benefit the region.

Center for Community Schools
(formerly Center for Community Schools and Child Welfare Innovation)
The Center for Community Schools assists school districts and communities interested in establishing a comprehensive community school.

Center for Law and Policy
The Center for Law and Policy develops, shares and promotes innovative ideas that advance the legal field and benefit the broader community.

Center for Public and Nonprofit Management
The CPNM is the leading research center in the region addressing challenging community issues through collaborative partnerships.

Communication Disorders Clinic
The Communication Disorders Clinic is a premiere institution providing cutting-edge diagnostics and services to people of all ages with speech, language and hearing challenges.

FAAST Atlantic Region Assistive Technology Demonstration Center
The FAAST/ARDC's mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.

Florida Center for Nursing
The Florida Center for Nursing is the definitive source for information, research and strategies addressing the dynamic nurse workforce needs in Florida.

Florida Institute of Government at UCF
The IOG's mission is to provide training and technical assistance to local governments, state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

 

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