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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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The Glenn College Leadership Forum is the state’s premier conference designed for individuals working in the public sector. In breakout sessions and in keynote talks, experts in the public policy arena provide insights into emerging trends in policy, administration and leadership that will enhance your career.
New & Noteworthy

Wondering how China's quantum satellite works and what it means for cyber espionage? Professor John Horack explains it all on China’s CCTV.


Solar and wind energy installations are becoming commonplace and affordable while new technology has made oil and gas plentiful and cheap. In a rapidly changing world is energy policy keeping up? Professor Jeff Bielicki moderated a panel that discussed this and other energy policy question at a recent Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.


Glenn College ranked in the top 25 best Public Affairs programs

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is ranked best in Ohio and 25th nationally among the 272 Public Affairs graduate schools in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

In addition, four of the Glenn College’s specialties have been placed among the ranks of the nation’s best. Public Management Administration is positioned at No. 14. Public Policy Analysis moved up four places to No. 16. The Public Finance and Budgeting specialty is No. 21. For the first time, the Glenn College’s specialty in Nonprofit Management has been ranked debuting at No.17.

Ranked No.29 in the last U.S. News rating cycle (2012), the Glenn College has catapulted up 17 points from its founding in 2007. Its current position makes it one of the highest ranked graduate programs at The Ohio State University.


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