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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Public Administration
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The Social Justice in Public Service graduate certificate seeks to develop leaders who can understand how public policies influence social justice. Students will obtain a background in social justice, exploring topics such as human rights, income distribution and the role of markets. Students will understand factors that contribute to inequity among various groups, with a focus on providing theories and methods to analyze social justice issues in public service. They will understand principles of social justice as they apply to government and nonprofit sector in education, health, transportation.

Graduate Certificate in Social Justice in Public Administration consists of 15 credit hours. Each student will complete 6 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of restricted electives.

This certificate is primarily a face-to-face program but students will be able to select electives from the list of restricted electives that may be offered on-line. Classes are offered at UCF Downtown campus in the evenings.

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

December 1
June 1

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