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Welcome alumni and friends of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs! At the Glenn College, we’re proud to support a strong alumni network that extends across Ohio, the United States and abroad. Glenn College alumni work in research, government, business, international relations, NGOs and non-profits and are connected by a common belief to make a positive and lasting impact in the world.

We hope that you will choose to be an active member of the Glenn College community. Glenn College alumni are not only active participants in the life of the college — they are also our strategic partners. They mentor students, give guest lectures, provide valuable internship opportunities and critical financial support. In return, the Glenn College maintains its commitment to life-long learning, and provides many opportunities for on-going professional development, access to stimulating policy talks, as well as a variety of networking and social events.

Please take the time to explore links on the Glenn College alumni website and our many social media platforms to find out more about what we are doing and how you can engage and connect with the college, students, staff, faculty and fellow alumni. Your involvement serves to strengthen the Glenn College family and is a testament to your dedication to our mission, inspiring citizenship and developing leadership.

To find out more about ways you can be involved, please contact Lisa Frericks, director of advancement and alumni relations, at or 614-292-8288.

In 2005, the John Glenn Institute initiated a formal proposal to merge with the School of Public Policy and Management to create the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. The proposal was approved and the Glenn School opened formally on July 1, 2006. The Glenn School combined the degree granting authority of the School of Public Policy and Management and its portfolio of academic research and service to the academic and public policy and management communities with the John Glenn Institute’s innovative public service training, outreach and research support programs.
Welcome home, graduates of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs!
Effective January 1, 1989, the faculty decided to rename the unit the School of Public Policy and Management. Consistent with the original ideas of the founders, the name change marks the end of one era and the beginning of another.
Welcome home, graduates of the School of Public Policy and Management!
Following a period of rapid growth in student enrollment, faculty size and budget, the Division satisfied the University rules for School status and became the School of Public Administration. During the next decade the School was recognized nationally, forged dual degree programs with other academic units, and graduated more than 1200 master’s students.
Welcome home, graduates of the School of Public Administration!
Formed in 1969 by Dr. Clinton V. Oster and his faculty colleagues Arthur D. Lynn, Jr., Henry L. Hunker, Frederick D. Stocker, Sven B. Lundstedt, and James Carroll, the Division of Public Administration specialized in graduate professional education for the public service and initially was part of the College of Administrative Science – now known as the Fisher College of Business.
Welcome home, graduates of the Division of Public Administration!
The BA program, with specialization tracks in urban policy and management, community organization and civic engagement, and nonprofit management as well as a collection of minors, provides students with the knowledge, skills, and values required for public service.
Welcome home, BA graduates!
The MPA program prepares students for leadership and analytical positions in the public and nonprofit sectors by providing them with a solid grounding in the study of public policy, economics, management and leadership, and data analysis.
Welcome home, MPA graduates!
The MA program is available for individuals with at least three years of significant post-baccalaureate administrative or analytical work experience. The scheduling flexibility allows students to balance work, school, and family life.
Welcome home, In-Career MA graduates!
The various dual degree programs allow students to supplement their policy and management course work with more focused interdisciplinary study from another department, thereby earning two graduate degrees in less time than it would take to pursue each degree independently.
Welcome home, dual degree graduates!
Selective and research-oriented doctoral program prepares individuals for university careers in teaching and research and for senior-level research roles in government, consulting, and nonprofit organizations.
Welcome home, Ph.D. graduates!
Outstanding undergraduates from any major are selected spend a quarter in Washington, D.C. interning for an organization that reflects their area of academic interest. In addition to their internship, WAIP Fellows complete a policy paper and take a course on policymaking and public service.
Welcome home, WAIP graduates!
NEW Leadership Ohio is a bi-partisan, week-long residential program that brings together college women from across Ohio (or Ohio residents studying in other states), and encourages them to consider running for public office. The program was originally developed by the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University and has been offered by the John Glenn School in conjunction with the Department of Women’s Studies at The Ohio State University since 2002.
Welcome home, NEW Leadership graduates!
Open to the entire OSU undergraduate community, the CLC focuses on policy, academics, service and community to encourage active citizenship on campus and in the community.
Welcome home, CLC graduates!
The LC is a co-curricular program that allows first-year students with an interest in public service and policy to live together in the residence halls. Programming is focused on the four pillars of the LC: Policy, Academics, Service and Social.
Welcome home, LC graduates!
Students accepted to the OSU Academy are selected to spend part of their senior year in high school gaining first-hand experience within organizations in the public service sector. Students also participate in an academic seminar that reinforces their internship.
Welcome home, HSIP graduates!

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