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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Dean's Welcome

Michael Frumkin, Dean of The College of Health & Public Affairs
Michael Frumkin, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Health and Public Affairs

Welcome to the College of Health and Public Affairs! We are a college committed to our mission of "Strengthening Communities. Changing Lives." through the development of community partnerships that provide extraordinary experiences for students and unique research opportunities for faculty members.

As you explore our website you will find:

  • seven exciting departments and schools that allow you to receive an excellent education while making a difference in your community
  • an extraordinary Doctoral Program in Public Affairs that uses an interdisciplinary lens to redefine social problems and find exciting solutions leading to their resolution
  • six of UCF's nationally ranked graduate programs and a faculty committed to pursuing community-based research that truly makes a difference in people's lives
  • the nation's largest Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, whose Communication Disorders Clinic annually serves more than 1,700 children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems and whose Aphasia House is a national model for helping stroke survivors regain their speech
  • a School of Social Work that is actively involved in preparing students to work with military families and as child protective investigators and case managers
  • Department of Legal Studies that is home to the nationally recognized Mock Trial Team at UCF
  • Department of Health Professions that has developed a pre-clinical (allied-health) major to prepare students for a variety of health-related graduate professional programs
  • a School of Public Administration that offers students opportunities to help nonprofit agencies increase their capacity to provide services in their communities
  • a Department of Health Management and Informatics, the largest in the nation, that offers Florida's only fully online master's degree program in health care informatics
  • a Department of Criminal Justice that offers a number of exciting certificate opportunities for its students, providing them with specialized skills valued in today's competitive labor market

If you are intrigued about our academic programs, please contact our undergraduate or graduate services offices to learn more. And if you are inspired by our commitment to community change, I encourage you to contact our administrators or faculty members to discuss how your goals and our mission can form a mutually beneficial partnership.

The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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