Earning a Dual Degree expands your career options to put your passion into action and go farther faster. You can earn two graduate degrees in less time than it takes to pursue them independently, while enhancing your interdisciplinary expertise in both fields. Whether you choose one of our Dual Degree options or want to create an individualized Dual Degree, the Glenn College is the place to advance your career.

Course and credit requirements vary by program. Dual Degree students are required to take core curriculum courses through the Glenn College. See our Course Offerings page for course descriptions and additional requirements. The typical sequence of study involves taking courses from one of your degree program’s the first year, courses from your second degree program the following year and then splitting the courses between both degree programs your third year.

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

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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 with sound business skills to offer substantial insights and function as change agents to effectively manage resources in a nonprofit and public organization.

Contact: Fisher College of Business at mba@fisher.osu.edu.
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs 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 provides a strong theoretical and analytical foundation, as well as multiple opportunities for developing and honing students’ law skills. The JD/MA is one of the most popular of our program options and it is the only Dual Degree offered at the Moritz College of Law.

Students complete their first year of study at the Moritz College of Law. The second and third year students attend classes at the Moritz College of Law and at the Glenn College. Dual Degree students must take the Administrative Law course at the Moritz College of Law during their second or third year of law school.

Contact: Moritz College of Law at lawadmit@osu.edu.
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs 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 program 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 Applied Economics. Students are able to complete this program within two years if they make this decision early in their graduate career. This option also provides students the flexibility to specialize and tailor the programs’ flex courses and electives.

Contact: AEDE MS Program, Susan Miller, Graduate Program Coordinator, aedegradservices@osu.edu.
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs at GlennApply@osu.edu.
The Glenn College and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies developed a unique program of study that provides graduate students, who are interested 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 have access to all of the resources and advising services offered through each program and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.

The Dual Degree is open to Glenn College students looking to enhance their public policy degree with the interdisciplinary study of Eastern Europe or Eurasia and any CSEES students who want to augment their area studies knowledge with policy and management skills. It is an ideal option for those interested in working in public or nonprofit sectors. Students gain a solid foundation in policy and management theory and knowledge of Eastern European/Eurasian countries, cultures and languages.

Contact: CSEES Program, Eileen Kunkler, Assistant Director, kunkler.10@osu.edu
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs atGlennApply@osu.edu.
The Glenn College and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) developed programs of study for graduate students interested 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.

The MA/MA and MPA/MA can be completed in two years. The 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. Students have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both programs and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.

The Dual Degree program 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 careers in the public or non-profit sectors. Students leave gain a solid foundation in policy and management theory and knowledge of Latin American countries, cultures and languages.

Contact: CLAS Program, Megan Hasting, Assistant Director (clas@osu.edu)
Contact: John 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 programs and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.

Contact: City and Regional Planning, Jacquelyn Monnin, Graduate Programs Coordinator, monnin.69@osu.edu
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs at GlennApply@osu.edu
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the School of Environment and Natural Resources established a 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 nonprofit sectors with a focus on environmental and natural resource policy issues. Students have access to all the resources and advising services offered by both programs and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.

Contact: Environment and Natural Resources at enrgrad@osu.edu.
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs at GlennApply@osu.edu.

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the College of Public Health offer a Dual Degree program allows students to complete an MPA and a Master of Health Administration. The MHA program offers professional preparation for leadership roles in the delivery and financing of healthcare services. Career workplace settings include hospitals, clinics and other organizations related to the healthcare industry, such as consulting firms and insurance services . Many MPA/MHA 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 programs and are able to complete both degrees in only three years.

Contact: for College of Public Health, Helene Cweren, MHA Student and Career Services Manager, Cweren.1@osu.edu
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs 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: College of Social Work, Brenda Davidson, Academic Advisor, davidson.8@osu.edu
Contact: John Glenn College of Public Affairs at GlennApply@osu.edu
In addition to the Dual Degree programs, 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 has three component parts: 1) public policy and the arts and culture; 2) arts management; and 3) arts education policy and program management.

The interdisciplinary program is located at the OSU Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy in collaboration with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

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




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