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
Vision, Mission & Goals
The College of Health and Public Affairs is a global leader in
creating positive community change. We seek to improve people's
lives through partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries in
education, research, policy and program development.
The College of Health and Public Affairs educates leaders for a
global and diverse society by conducting transformational research,
creating partnerships, and advocating policy changes that improve
the health and welfare of the community.
To improve the health and welfare of the community through
mutually beneficial college-community partnerships.
To foster innovative research activities generating and/or
applying knowledge that positively impacts the global
To promote and support the development and provision of
state-of-the-art undergraduate, master's and doctoral education and
professional continuing education.
To integrate diversity and globalization into all aspects of
To develop and promote a distinctive vision- and mission-driven
identity for the college.
To promote and nurture a vibrant and vital organization built on a
foundation of responsible and strategic management of college
We Value and Celebrate Diversity within our
faculty, staff and students and endeavor to treat all people with
dignity and respect, honoring their race, ethnicity, gender,
disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic
status, opinions and positions.
We Value Collaboration and believe the key to
overcoming obstacles and achieving great success is to use our
collective talents and wisdom through partnerships within the
college, throughout the university and in the Central Florida
We Value Excellence and strive for the highest
degree of quality and professionalism in our teaching, research and
We Value Innovation and Creativity and foster an
environment where both can flourish by allowing faculty, staff and
students to take risks; by minimizing the cost of failure; and by
continually seeking opportunities to develop cutting-edge
knowledge, programs and policies in globe-spanning
We Value Knowledge that empowers our students and
alumni to improve the future quality of life in our community and
We Value Truth and Honesty and believe that in
our pursuit and sharing of knowledge we are cultivating a culture
that relies on facts, rejects deceptiveness, and promotes and
rewards truth and honesty.
We Value Fairness and Equity and strive in all of
our interactions to be fair, impartial and objective and to make
decisions free of favoritism or self-interest.
We Value Passion as a critical part of a thriving
society and endeavor to create an environment for our students,
faculty, administrators and staff that instills a passion for our
fields of study and for improving the quality of life of
We Value Service and employ an altruistic
approach to our community partnerships and our mission of teaching,
research and service.
The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann, M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley, B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson, Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith, Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith, Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta, Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward, Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen, Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual, Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),