Expand your career options by completing two degrees before graduation

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. Whether you choose one of our dual/joint options or explore an individualized dual degree option, the Glenn College is the place to launch your career.

Course and credit requirements vary by program. At a minimum, most Dual Degree students are required to take our core curriculum from the Glenn College. See Course Offerings for details on our core curriculum. Other requirements may also exist, depending on the program. The typical sequence of study is to spend one year taking courses in one program, the second year in the other program, and the third year splitting courses between both programs.


For information on applying as a Dual Degree student, please see the Dual Degree Admissions page.


Don’t forget to complete the inquiry card at your earliest convenience. This will allow you to get more information about the Glenn College and the programs we offer.

To help students navigate the increasingly complex world of government-business relations, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs has joined with the Fisher College of Business to offer a Master of Public Administration and Master of Business Administration. Students who are enrolled in the MPA/MBA program full-time can earn both degrees in three academic years. If earned independently, these degrees would require four years of study.


With the changing roles of public and nonprofit organizations, there is a rising demand for managers and leaders who not only have sound business skills, but who also possess substantial insights and function as change agents to effectively manage resources in a nonprofit and public organization.


Contact for Fisher College of Business: mba@fisher.osu.edu.
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

By taking advantage of the Glenn College’s dual degree option with the Moritz College of Law, students are able to get their Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management in only three years. The curriculum of the Moritz College of Law is designed to provide a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, as well as multiple opportunities for developing and honing students’ law skills. As the only Joint Degree Program offered at Moritz that can be completed without adding any time to degree (three years total), this is one of the most popular.


Students complete their first year of study at the Moritz College of Law. Their second and third years of study involve a combination of classes at the law school and at the Glenn College. Joint-degree candidates must take Administrative Law at the Moritz College of Law during their second or third years of law school.


Contact for Moritz College of Law: lawadmit@osu.edu.
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) have established a dual degree partnership that prepares students for careers in public finance, management and policy analysis with a focus on environmental, agricultural and development policy issues. Students earn a Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Science in Agriculture, Environmental, and Development Economics. The dual degree program can be completed in two years if decided early in the graduate career and provides students with the flexibility to specialize and tailor the programs’ flex courses and electives.


Contact for AEDE MS Program: Susan Miller, Graduate Program Coordinator, aedegradservices@osu.edu.
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The Glenn College and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies have developed a unique program of study that will provide graduate students with an interest in Slavic and East European countries and cultures with an applied set of skills and tools to add to their professional profile upon graduation. This part of the world is fascinating from both a cultural and public policy point of view as countries from the former Soviet bloc evolve new forms of government and social norms. Students in the dual degree program have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both departments, and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.


The dual degree is open to both students at the Glenn College who wish to enhance their public policy degree with the interdisciplinary study of Eastern Europe or Eurasia, and CSEES students who want to augment their area studies knowledge with policy and management skills. It is an ideal option for those who desire to work in the public or non-profit sectors. Students leave the program with a solid foundation in policy and management theory and knowledge of Eastern European/Eurasian countries, cultures, and languages.


Contact for CSEES Program: Eileen Kunkler, Assistant Director, kunkler.10@osu.edu
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The Glenn College and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) have developed programs of study that will provide graduate students with an interest in Latin American countries and cultures with an applied set of skills and tools to add to their professional profile upon graduation. As Latin America develops, people with strong skills in policy, economics, leadership, analysis and communication are necessary to for development.

Both the dual Masters (MA/MA) and the dual MPA/MA can be completed in two years. The smaller dual MA/MA degree is well-suited for students wishing to enter the job market as soon as possible, and who have basic workplace skills attained through prior public sector or international career experience. A Students either dual degree program have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both departments, and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.

The dual degree is open to both students at the Glenn College who wish to enhance their public policy degree with the interdisciplinary study of Latin American Studies, and CLAS students who want to augment their area studies knowledge with policy and management skills. It is an ideal option for those who desire to work in the public or non-profit sectors. Students leave the program with a solid foundation in policy and management theory and knowledge of Latin American countries, cultures, and languages.


Contact for CLAS Program: Abril Trigo, Director
Contact the Glenn College of Public Affairs at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Knowlton School of Architecture have established a dual degree partnership that allows students to earn a Master of Public Administration and a Master of City and Regional Planning. The dual degree program prepares students for leadership positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors with a background and interest in City and Regional Planning. Students in the dual degree program have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both departments, and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.


Contact for City and Regional Planning: Michelle Lee, Graduate Programs Coordinator, lee.2293@osu.edu .
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the School of Environment and Natural Resources have an established dual degree program that allows students to complete a Master of Public Administration degree while pursuing a Master of Science degree in Environment and Natural Resources (MS) or a Master of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR). Graduates of the dual degree program are prepared for leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors with a focus on environmental and natural resource policy issues. Students in the dual degree program have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both departments, and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.


Contact Environment and Natural Resources at enrgrad@osu.edu.
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the College of Public Health offer a dual degree program where you can receive your MPA and a Master of Health Administration. The MHA program offers professional preparation for those who will take leadership roles in the delivery and financing of health services. Career settings range from delivery organization, such as hospitals and clinics, to related parts of the health care industry, such as consulting, insurance and related industries. Many health care graduates pursue careers in public agencies and nonprofit organizations. Students in the dual degree program have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both departments, and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.


Contact for College of Public Health: Lisa Mayhugh, Career Services and Recruitment Coordinator, mayhugh.16@osu.edu.
Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers a dual degree program with the College of Social Work where students earn a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Graduates of the dual degree program are equipped with the knowledge and skills to inform public policy and manage human service programs in the public and private sectors. This dual degree program emphasizes the importance of public policy and the management of public programs in the delivery of human services.


Recent graduates of the dual degree are serving as agency executive directors, program managers, quality assurance coordinators, clinical directors, unit supervisors, and as policy analysts. In addition, many full-time MPA/MSW dual degree students are able to complete both degrees in three years (full-time enrollment).


Contact for College of Social Work: Brenda Davidson, Academic Advisor, davidson.8@osu.edu. Contact the Glenn College at GlennApply@osu.edu.

In addition to its dual degrees, the Glenn College offers a joint degree in Arts Policy and Administration with the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy. The program employs a three-part focus that includes curriculum, research, and collaboration. The curriculum itself has three component parts: 1) public policy and the arts and culture; 2) arts management; and 3) arts education policy and program management.


The intrinsically interdisciplinary program is housed within the OSU Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, a leader in its field, and works in collaboration with the well-respected John Glenn College of Public Affairs.


Contact for Arts Policy & Administration: art-ed.gradinfo@osu.edu.




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