The economy, health care, climate change, energy — these are just a few of the public policy issues that affect us all. More than ever, we need public management leaders who have the skills and knowledge to tackle the issues that matter most to Ohio and the country. Completing a master’s degree from the Glenn College will prepare individuals to:

  • Lead and manage in public governance.
  • Participate in and contribute to the policy process.
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective.
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
  • Integrate, synthesize, and apply knowledge across the curriculum in a professional public service context.
  • Interact effectively with public policy and administration professionals from a broad range of sectors, using professional competencies common to the field.

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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program consists of a two-year full-time course of study that prepares students for leadership and analytical positions in the public and nonprofit sectors. This program can also be completed part-time for working professionals, but is most often attended full-time.


MPA Academics


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Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (In-Career MA)

For individuals already in the workforce looking for a way to move up in their field, we also offer a flexible part-time master’s option that can be completed in only two years by taking courses in the evenings. This 38-credit degree program is designed to enhance analytical and managerial skills that are relevant to numerous career fields.


In-Career MA Academics


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Dual and Joint Degree Programs

Students can also choose to pursue a dual-degree with another graduate program at Ohio State. With over 100 programs to choose from on our campus, the options are endless! We have eight formal dual degree partnerships, and students are always welcome to explore individualized dual degree options.


Dual Academics


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Graduate Minors

The Glenn College offers two graduate minors: a Graduate Minor in Public Policy and Management and a Graduate Minor in Nonprofit Studies. These minors are great supplements to nearly any graduate degree, and can be completed through 10 credit-hours of coursework.


Minors offered by the Glenn College cannot be completed by those students already pursuing graduate degrees within the same college.


Public Policy and Management


Nonprofit Studies




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