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
School of Public Administration
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-1395
B.A./B.S. in Public Administration
UCF offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in
Public Administration. Both programs provide opportunities for
students to prepare for a career in government, nonprofit or
closely related business fields. They are oriented toward the
challenges of local government, growth management and the
environment. Students complete either the B.A. or B.S. program
with the analytic and management skills needed for employment
as public administrators.
All students must complete three program pre-requisite courses
in American government, macroeconomics and computer skills.
Students selecting the B.A. program must complete an
additional language requirement at the university level. Students
selecting the B.S. program must complete two additional
The core curriculum for the bachelor's degree consists of 21
credits. Courses cover public administration in society,
administration of public policy, administrative writing for the
public sector, administrative theory, fiscal management, human
resource administration and survey research.
All students also must complete 21 credits of public
administration (PAD) courses at the 3000-4000 level, 21 credits of
electives from PAD courses, and 18 credits of additional electives
chosen from such fields as accounting, legal studies,
communications, computer science, criminal justice, economics,
political science, social work, sociology and statistics.
Public administration students may complete some of their
program requirements online.
Transitioning into Online Learning UCF offers an outstanding tutorial to answer
questions about the online course platform, Canvas and learning
online at http://online.ucf.edu/. Please
take time to review this tutorial -- it will ease your transition
into online learning.
Admission and Major Declaration
There are no additional requirements for
admission into an undergraduate public administration program
beyond admission to UCF. Rather, students must complete an
electronic Declaration of Major form.
There is no program-specific application
deadline for this degree as it is an open-enrollment program.
However, students must comply with all UCF and College of Health
and Public Affairs procedures and deadlines.