63 - Number of undergraduates who earned a degree 2015-16
56 - Number of M.P.A. graduates in 2015-16
57 - Number of M.N.M. graduates in 2015-16
5 - Number of M.S.-URP graduates in 2015-16
17 - National ranking of the M.N.M. 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 M.R.A. graduates in 2015-16
193 - Total number of degrees awarded by SPA in 2015-16
School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-1395
The School of Public Administration's
faculty and advisory board members are affiliated with a number of
professional organizations at the state, national and international
levels. These organizations are listed below:
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
The alliance is the national voice and catalyst for the field of
capacity building. ANM is dedicated to improving the
effectiveness of individuals, groups, and organizations helping
nonprofits and communities achieve positive social change.
American Association for Budget
and Program Analysis (AABPA)
AABPA began in the mid-1970's and has helped federal, state, and
local government managers and analysts, corporate executives, and
academic specialists keep up with the latest developments in their
fields, establish and maintain contacts with colleagues, represent
their interests, and share opportunities.
American Planning Association (APA)
The American Planning Association and its professional institute,
the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to
advancing the art, science and profession of good planning -
physical, economic and social - to create communities that offer
better choices for where and how people work and live.
American Political Science
With a range of programs and services for individuals, departments
and institutions, APSA brings together political scientists from
all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within
and outside academe in order to expand awareness and understanding
American Society for Public Administration
ASPA is the largest and most prominent professional association for
public administration. It is dedicated to advancing the art,
science, teaching and practice of public and nonprofit
administration. ASPA's four core values are accountability and
performance, professionalism, ethics and social equity.
American Society for Public
Administration -- Central Florida Chapter
The Central Florida Chapter of ASPA was originally founded in 1978
to offer networking and educational opportunities for public
service professionals in the Central Florida region. The chapter
encompasses the entire Central Florida region. In addition to the
geographic area covered, The University of Central Florida
currently acts as an affiliate institution to assist the Central
for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)
The Association for Budgeting and Financial Management is a section
of the American Society for Public Administration. ABFM
aims to promote the professional development of budgeting and
financial management in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Preparedness Association (FEPA)
FEPA was created in 1957 to help professional Emergency Managers
work to protect the people of Florida. Now completing more than 50
years of service, the organization has established a goal of
re-discovering its past.
Government Finance Officers
The purpose of the Government Finance Officers Association is to
enhance and promote the professional management of governments for
the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies
and best practices and promoting their use through education,
training, facilitation of member networking, and leadership.
International City/County Management Association
ICMA develops and advances professional local government management
to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide.
ICMA provides member support, publications, data and information,
peer and results-oriented assistance, and training and professional
development to nearly 9,000 city, town, and county experts and
other individuals and organizations throughout the world.
National Academic Centers
NACC is an international membership association comprised of
academic centers or programs at accredited colleges and
universities that focus on the study of nonprofit/nongovernmental
organizations, voluntarism, and/or philanthropy.
National Academy of Public
Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy
of Public Administration is a nonprofit, independent coalition of
top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the
nation's most critical and complex challenges.
National Association of Counties (NACo)
The National Association of Counties is the only national
organization that represents county governments before the
Administration and Congress. NACo provides essential services to
the nation's 3,068 counties.
National Emergency Management
Association (NEMA) The National Emergency Management Association is a
nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) association dedicated to enhancing
public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for,
respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and
threats to our nation's security.
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