What's Your Passion?

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the place to launch a lifetime of making positive change in the world. Whether you see yourself tackling homelessness in your community, taming the growing national debt, or creating educational opportunities for impoverished women around the globe, the Glenn College’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to get things done.

What separates students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. We’ll teach you how to turn your passion into policy. The Glenn College experience helps you make a change in the issues that matter to you.

Nurturing passion for public service through lifelong education.

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Inspiring Stories of Leadership during COVID-19

This issue of Public Address is dedicated to Glenn College alumni, faculty, staff and students who have answered to call to lead during the global pandemic.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Glenn College

The Glenn College is a community committed to making the world a more democratic and just place with equal access, opportunity, and outcomes for all.

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John and Annie Glenn Undergraduate Scholarship: Deadline February 1

The John and Annie Glenn Scholarship is the Glenn College’s premier merit award, offered to just one stellar first-year Ohio resident student, every four years.

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For these graduates, it's not just a job

Facts and Stats


The Glenn College is ranked best in Ohio — a full 45 spots above the next highest ranked Ohio program — and 13th nationally among the 290 public affairs schools in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings. No other public affairs program in Ohio is ranked in the top 50 schools.


of our undergraduates are employed or are in graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.


of Glenn College MPA, In-Career MA and Dual degree graduates are employed or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Top 10%

Three of the Glenn College’s graduate specialties have been placed among the ranks of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Public Management and Leadership is ranked 10th best, Nonprofit Management is ranked at No. 12 and Public Policy Analysis is No. 25.

News and Events

Civics Must Be Taught, New Online Portal Can Help

For a democracy to thrive, it relies on an informed and active citizenry. It is time to rededicate to civics education.

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Glenn College Releases Three New Minors

Allowing students to specialize in areas they are most passionate about defines the Glenn College experience. Our new minors include Women, Gender and Public Policy; Science and Engineering in the Public Interest; and Civic Engagement.

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New MAPS Courses Allow Leaders to Challenge Uncertainty Through Preparation

2020 has brought uncertainty to public and nonprofit leaders who may not know their next step. New MAPS courses prepare leaders to move forward, embrace change, and manage their teams through challenging times.

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Noah Dormady's Business Resilience Calculator Aids Pandemic-Hit Businesses

Dormady and his research partners developed the tool using data they collected in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Superstorm Sandy. Currently, a version of the calculator is being offered for free to help provide relief to businesses affected by COVID-19.

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Anna "Annie" Glenn

Annie Glenn was the wife and lifelong companion of Senator John Glenn. In midlife, she conquered her speech impediment and found her voice as an advocate for others who struggled as she did. She died on Tuesday, May 19 in St. Paul, Minn. She was 100.

Her kindness, empathy and generosity will be missed at the Glenn College. Read More

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