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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

Alumni and Giving


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Quotes from Alumni

"This [program} exposes you to the full depth and breadth of what research administration is-from contracts, grants and compliance to federal and state -- as well as technology transfer, intellectual property and all the sundry of parts that go with a multi-million dollar research organization."  -- John Miner, '13

"My MRA took me from having a sense of know-how to being knowledgeable. I am able to provide better evidence of practice and compliance, vet grant funding opportunities with a critical lens, and administer public resources responsibly… my graduate degree in research administration promoted my skills and confidence."  -- Tamara Shoup, '14

The MRA program is a comprehensive program that covers all areas of research administration. The program teaches research administrators how to operate in academic institutions, the nonprofit arena, medical centers/hospitals and the industry itself. Moreover, the program places research administrators into the role of the researcher. My knowledge base has expanded and my knowledge, skills and abilities have increased due to the MRA program. -- April Heyward, '13


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Learn more about giving here at the School of Public Administration and College of Health and Public Affairs. Or, make a gift today and consider supporting one or more of the school's following funds:

  • School of Public Administration
  • Public Administration Fellows Program
  • Student Volunteer and Service Learning Fund

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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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