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Quick Facts

  • 63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
  • 56 - Number of MPA graduates in 2015-16
  • 57 - Number of MNM graduates in 2015-16
  • 5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
  • 17 - National ranking of the MNM program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 63 - National ranking of the M.P.A. program by U.S. News and World Report
  • 13 - Number of MRA graduates in 2015-16
  • 193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16

Mailing Address

School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida

4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-1395

Phone: 407-823-2604
Fax: 407-823-5651

Projects and Reports

FEPA White Paper _FinalCritical Incident Stress Management of the Local Emergency Manager in the United States
Research for the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association completed by students in the fall 2015 course, Managing Emergencies and Crisis, under the direction of Program Director Claire Knox and Seminole County Office of Emergency Management Director Alan Harris.







Kapucu Book - Disaster Resilency

Disaster Resiliency: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Edited by Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins and Fernando I. Rivera
Published by Routledge in New York, NY

"Disaster Resiliency is a very important collection of essays on what has become not only a theory of disasters but also an organizing principle around which research and practice are conducted. This book is essential reading for those new to the idea of resiliency, as well as experienced researchers for whom this compendium of essays, written by top scholars in the field, will be very useful."

-- Thomas Birkland, North Carolina State University

"The concept of resilience has become increasingly important in motivating practice in applied settings. This book is an exceptional contribution to this development: it provides a great many insights into what resilience means to the management of risk and hazard vulnerability. It does so across an impressive range of topics from whole community and social capital perspectives to planning and inter-organizational coordination issues. I expect it to be a widely-used book for classroom instruction and for general readers interested in hazards and disasters -- and most deservedly so!"

-- Brian J. Gerber, University of Colorado, Denver


Disaster and Development - CoverProfessor Naim Kapucu and Kuotsai Tom Liou are the editors of a new book, Disaster and Development: Examining Global Issues and Cases, published by Springer.

The 469-page book examines the concepts of disasters and sustainable economic development as they are applied around the world.

The book includes 23 chapters on theoretical issues and practical cases on policy, governance, and lessons learned in dealing with disasters such as earthquakes, floods and hurricanes in 20 countries and communities.

An eBook version is available to download on the book's home page at A print version will be available in the near future.

View the book's Table of Contents

The hallmark of our work is our strong community engagement.
— Mary Ann Feldheim,  Ph.D., Associate Professor
"The University of Central Florida was a valuable preparation for both graduate school and for the world of work within the field of public affairs."
— Ben Hagen,  B.S. in public administration, '10; Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project
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