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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

School History

The rich and dynamic history of the School of Public Administration is a hallmark of the school's faculty, staff and leaders, who were all dedicated to pushing public administration education at UCF to new heights. Check out our timeline below to view facts, pictures and videos that depict the school's 40-year history.

Shaping the Future: A History of the School's Leaders
If there's one thing that all of the school's leaders have had since the very beginning, it's a shared vision of what the unit could become -- a premier institution of quality education for tomorrow's public service leaders. Each chair or director has strived to expand the school's educational programs, to foster a collegial environement for both students and faculty, and to achive new heights of success. To honor our former leaders, we've collected the perspectives of three of our past chairs and directors on shaping the school's history. To read the interviews, click on one of the pictures below. 

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      Wendell Lawther
 Tom Liou

       Mary Ann Feldheim





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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