UCF Colleges

College of Health and Public Affairs

Web Address:http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/
Graduate Web Addresses:http://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/graduate

Drawing strength from its diversity, the College of Health and Public Affairs fosters excellence in graduate education, research and community service in health and public affairs, social and justice services, and basic and applied life sciences. The college offers three doctoral programs, nine master's programs and 13 certificate programs all of which are designed to be responsive to both community and global needs. Seven of the college's graduate programs were listed in the U.S. News and World Report "Top 100 Rankings" as part of their annual "Best Graduate Schools" report for 2013.

COHPA's mission is to educate leaders for a global and diverse society by conducting transformational research, creating partnerships, and advocating policy changes that improve the health and welfare of the community.

The college strives to provide graduate education that exceeds national standards while meeting the research and service needs of the local community. Departments and schools within the college provide professional education, emphasizing the relationship between policy, practice and the importance of research. By focusing on the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, students receive an education that prepares them for a lifetime of professional and personal achievement.

The College of Health and Public Affairs Office of Graduate Services is dedicated exclusively to supporting graduate education in the college. Its mission is to assist departments and graduate program coordinators in providing high quality education to graduate students by facilitating leadership, curriculum development and graduate academic support services in the college. It serves as a liaison between the programs in the college and the university's College of Graduate Studies and serves the needs of graduate students by providing a centralized source for support and advisement, record keeping, registration and graduation. Questions concerning graduate policies or processes for graduate programs in COHPA should be directed to the COHPA Office of Graduate Services: 

HPA 1, Room 221

The college strongly encourages applications from minority and diverse populations. Race, national origin and gender are not used in the evaluation of students for admission into graduate and professional programs.

College Administration

  • Michael Frumkin, Dean
  • Ross Wolf, Associate Dean
  • Dawn Oetjen, Associate Dean
  • Melvin Rogers, Associate Dean
  • Thomas Wan, Associate Dean
  • Lynette Feder, Assistant Dean

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