B.A. / B.Sc. On Campus

Public Administration

University of Central Florida

48 months
20980 USD/year
20980 USD/year
5954 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


An education is better with options. At the Public Administration program of University of Central Florida, you can choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration or a Bachelor of Science. Both degrees prepare students for careers in government, the nonprofit sector, or closely related fields.


Program Highlights

  • B.A. and B.S. options
  • Gain hands-on experience through a required internship
  • Classes offered in both online and face-to-face formats


The Public Administration program of University of Central Florida is designed to prepare future public service professionals who are competent in public management, public policy, fiscal management and the theory of administration. The curriculum is oriented toward the challenges of local government, growth management and the environment.

Students must complete 36 credit hours of UCF’s General Education Program, 24 credit hours of upper-division electives and three prerequisite courses in computer skills, American government and economics. Students are also required to complete the following 24 credit hours of core required courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Administration in American Society 
  • Professional Administrative Writing in the Public Sector 
  • The Administration of Public Policy 
  • Administrative Theory 
  • Fiscal Management
  • Human Resource Administration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit the online application
  • Official transcripts, graduation certificates and/or leaving exam results for all international and U.S.  secondary schools (high schools) attended. Refer to our Country Reference Guide for a list of secondary school credentials required by country.
  • Certified literal translation for any documentation submitted in a language other than English, if applicable
  • All official AICE, AP, Cambridge AS/A level scores, CLEP and IB scores, if applicable
  • Official SAT or ACT
  • Submit proof of English proficiency, if required
  • Submit required immigration documentation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    20980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20980 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5954 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5954 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Orlando

1111 - 1939 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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