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.



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Degrees that make a difference

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy curriculum is designed to develop your skills in the areas of management, leadership, and policy making, while providing additional training in data analysis, economics, and public finance. If you want to go into nonprofit management, politics, or government service in a leadership role, the B.A. is for you.

Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Analysis is not a common degree at most colleges; it was created to give students who want to work in policy or data analysis an edge. The curriculum provides extensive training in policy, public finance, budgeting, and economics. If you want to use data to solve proplems and help change the world, the Bachelor of Science is for you.

MPA

The Master of Public Administration degree provides you with the applied skills you need to succeed in today’s workforce. You will be prepared to lead and grow in your career through a solid grounding in the study of public policy, economics, management, and data analysis. In your second year, you can explore and specialize through elective coursework and a capstone experience.

In-Career MA

If you are already in the workforce looking for a way to move up in your field, then the Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management program is a perfect fit for your needs. The scheduling flexibility allows you to balance work, school, and family life. Whether you are looking to move up or start a new career path, the enhanced analytical and managerial skills you’ll gain will help propel you forward.

Dual/Joint Degrees

With a dual/joint degree, you can more effectively put your passion into action and go farther faster. You can earn two graduate degrees in less time that it would take to pursue them independently, while enhancing your interdisciplinary expertise in both fields. There are 10 dual/joint degrees available or explore an individualized dual degree option.

Doctoral Program

Are you considering a career in research or academia? The Glenn College offers a selective, research-oriented doctoral program in public policy and management. This academically rigorous program is preparation for individuals pursuing university careers in teaching and research, and for senior-level research roles in government, consulting, and nonprofit organizations.

Professional Development

Staying ahead in today’s workplace takes continuous learning. The Glenn College's Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS) provides training programs to meet the unique needs of public sector and nonprofit professionals at all career levels. Whether you are a top executive looking to explore new ways to ensure your organization’s success or if you are transitioning into a supervisory role, MAPS training seminars help you navigate the challenge.

Certificate Program

If you are a working professional looking to develop and enhance sought-after management and leadership skills the Glenn College’s Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership will provide you the knowledge to excel in your career and set you apart as a professional. The program is cohort-based and is structured to be completed in 14 weeks over 9-12 months. Course sessions are held at Ohio State's main campus two Fridays a month.

For these graduates, it's not just a job

A passion for leadership, a job at the White House.
A passion for teaching, a career at the USAID that makes global education a reality.
A passion for Hispanic communities and a job connecting ambitions to success at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
A passion for serving underrepresented populations, a prestigious fellowship with impact on a national level.
A passion for the arctic, a career at the U.S. Department of State protecting it.
A passion for change in the way government operates leads to a career in the private sector.
Facts & Stats

Best in Ohio

The Glenn College is ranked best in Ohio and 25th nationally among the 272 Public Affairs graduate schools by the U.S. News & World Report.

98%

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

95%

of Glenn College MPA and Dual degree graduates are employed or are in graduate school within six months of graduation

Top 10%

Four of the Glenn College’s graduate specialties have been placed among the ranks of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

Events & News

Dec. 16, 2016
Two Glenn College doctoral students presented papers at the APPAM conference in Washington, D.C.

Nicole Thomas presented her paper entitled: "Sources of Assumptions and Inequities in Service Delivery: Using Service Recipients As a Resource to Overcome Structural Barriers."

Zhongnan Jiang presented her paper entitled: "Did Tax Credits Fuel Non-Conventional Oil Production? A Quasi-Experiment of Enhanced Oil Recovery in Texas", coauthored with Professor Jeff Bielicki.

Professor Neal Hooker will become the editor of the Journal of Food Products Marketing in January 2017. The Journal of Food Products Marketing provides timely, practical articles and refereed research studies that contribute to the better practice and understanding of food marketing. The journal provides a single forum for both food marketing academicians and food marketing practitioners. Click here to learn more.

Professor Jos Raadschelders has a new book published. Edited by Dr. Raadschelders and Richard J. Stillman II of the University of Colorado, Denver, Foundations of Public Affairs provides a comprehensive overview of the foundations of U.S. public administration, written by many of the top experts in the field. Click here to learn more.



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