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Quick Facts

  • 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

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 & Reports


UCF PAD 5337_Pine Hills Urban Design Final Paper _12112016_Page _01Pine Hills Site Analysis and Recommendations Report

In this report students conducted a site analysis and applied urban design strategies to produce a set of recommendations aimed at improving walkability and connectivity in the Downtown of the Pine Hills neighborhood.






Wildwood _Final _Report _Page _0012015-16 M.S.-URP Studio: City of Wildwood Parks and Recreation Plan

The 2015-16 M.S.-URP Studio prepared a plan for improving the physical layout and connectivity of Wildwood's recreational facilities and developed concept plans for the redevelopment of Millenium Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Oxford Park. Data was collected through an extensive community engagement and planning process.


Final Report _Page _01"Beating Blight": Strategies for Neighborhood Revitalization and Redevelopment

This report was prepared for Orange County Neighborhood Preservation and Revitalization Division. It describes the origins and manifestations of urban blight and describes neighborhood levels strategies that can be implemented to address community disinvestment and spur revitalization.



HIA-ll -Parramore -Community -FINAL-12014-15 M.S.-URP Studio: Parramore Neighborhood Small Area Plan and Transit-Oriented Development Feasibility Study

The 2014-15 M.S.-URP Studio analyzed land uses and transportation systems, and developed concept plans for the development of a TOD, within the Parramore neighborhood of the City of Orlando, Florida.



HIA-ll -Parramore -Community -FINAL-1 The Parramore Heritage Community in Orlando, Florida The Impact of Traffic‐Related Pollution on Asthma Rates

UCF students in the Planning Healthy Communities course conducted a Health Impact Assessment for the Parramore community to determine the impact of traffic‐related pollution on the asthma rates of residents. They provided recommendations based on HIA theory to the City of Orlando in May 2014.


OCPS OCPS Road Safety Unit's Analysis of Pedestrian Infrastructure of Elementary Schools

The Orange County Public Schools Road Safety Audit presents the results of an analysis of the pedestrian infrastructure within a 2 mile radius around four elementary schools in Orange County, Florida. The report identifies locations where there are pedestrian safety concerns and provides recommendations for improvement.



Town of Lake Helen, Florida, Vision Plan

The City of Lake Helen Vision Plan represents the culmination of a nine month planning process conducted by the 2014 Studio.  The plan is intended to improve the prospects of private investment along three downtown redevelopment corridors.




 Economic ImpactsThe Economic Impacts of Successful Orange County Commercial Fire Interventions

In partnership with Orange County Fire Rescue Department and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, this report presents the results of a regional economic impacts analysis of OCFRD commercial fire interventions during FY 2013.


Planning-Studio-2013_Reduced-cover2013 Planning Studio: Town of Windermere, Florida, Strategic Civic Land Use Planning Report

The 2013 MSURP Studio provided analyses and recommended actions related to improving the functionality, public access, feasibility of policy and resource allocation alternatives, implementation mechanisms, and long-term investments in open space, parks, and recreation facilities for the Town of Windermere.

Inglis -Development -Plan -Final -Report -2011-1Town of Inglis, Florida, Economic Development Plan

This study is intended to highlight approaches and strategies of economic development the Town of Inglis may wish to consider Implementing in order to achieve its community goals. Specifically, what complimentary approaches towards economic development should the town consider?

Winter -Springs -Developmen -Strategies -Report -2011-1 Winter Springs, Florida, Development Strategies Report

The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, this study is intended to highlight approaches and strategies of economic development the City of Winter Springs may wish to consider in working towards achieving its community goals.



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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