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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
Public Administration, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Most Innovative 2021

The School of Public Administration provides the highest quality undergraduate education for students interested in working in the public and private sectors, as well as, nonprofit organizations. The school strives to achieve local, state and national prominence through contemporary curriculum, innovative instruction, scholarly and applied research, and community service. Programs and services develop and enhance management skills essential to public and nonprofit organizations oriented towards an evolving metropolitan environment. The school offers an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Administration. The program provides opportunities for students to prepare for employment as public administrators and produces graduates with the public management skills and analytical techniques needed for successful careers in government, nonprofit and related business fields.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should complete the General Education Program and the Common Program Prerequisites before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor on a regular basis.
  • Students must earn at least a "C-" in each course accepted as a common program prerequisite and Core Requirement (see sections 2, 3, and 4 below).
  • No transfer course will be accepted with a grade lower than a "C-".
  • The courses designated in sections 1 (General Education) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) should usually be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students must earn a 2.5 GPA in the major (all PAD Courses) in order to graduate.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
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September 1
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Airport Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Community Service Organization Director
  • Congressional Representative
  • County Commissioner
  • Department Store General Manager
  • General Superintendent
  • Government Service Executive
  • Governor
  • Highway Patrol Commander
  • Legislator
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Supply Officer
  • Manufacturing Operations Manager
  • Neighborhood Service Center Director
  • Selectman
  • Social Service Director
  • Traffic Safety Administrator
  • Transportation Manager
  • Tribal Council Member
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