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I am passionate about
Social Justice.
Combined BS/MPA student Andrew Pierce believes civic education and local activism are the impetus to nationwide change.
I am passionate about
Healthcare Reform.
Sam Feudo, a pre-medicine and bachelor of science in public policy analysis student, believes health care can and should be affordable, accessible and high quality for all people.
I am passionate about
Educational Equity.
Kyla Hurns believes every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. The BA program is preparing Kyla to challenge inequities that disproportionately impact some students and communities.
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Undergraduate Degrees

Turn your passion into policy. A degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the first step to launching a lifetime of making positive change in the world.

Graduate Degrees

Prepare to lead your team, organization and community to a better tomorrow. Glenn College graduate programs will deepen your knowledge and provide you with the skills to advance your career in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Washington, D.C., Programs

Live, learn and work in the nation’s capital.

The Glenn College’s D.C. office provides support and unique programming for undergraduate and graduate students who want to launch a career in public service.


No. 13  -  Ranked 13th nationally among the 290 public affairs schools in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings

No. 1 in Ohio  -  A full 45 spots above the next highest-ranked Ohio program, the Glenn College is the only public affairs program in Ohio ranked in the top 50 schools.

No. 8 Globally

No. 8  -  ShanghaiRankings places The Ohio State University’s public administration research eighth in the world, and fourth in the United States, for collaborative, high-quality and impactful scholarship.

Preparing Leaders

94% of our undergraduates are employed or are in graduate/professional school within six months of graduation.

100% of Glenn College MPA, In-Career MA and dual-degree graduates are employed or are in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Eight Ranked Specialties

No. 8 - Public Management and Leadership

No. 13 - Environmental Policy

No. 15 - Urban Policy

No. 17 - Nonprofit Management

No. 18 - Local Government Management

No. 18 - Public Policy Analysis

No. 22 - Social Policy

No. 31 - Public Budgeting

Professional Development

Build your skills and nurture your passion for public service. We are proud to provide a variety of continuing education programs and technical assistance that improve public administration.

Featured Research

The Glenn College’s world-class faculty bring practical experience and an interdisciplinary approach to research, analysis and technical assistance.
Informational Determinants of Large-area Hurricane Evacuations
Environmental Policy and Management
August 30, 2021
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome. 
Resilience Decision Making in Repeated Disasters
Public Finance and Budgeting
June 07, 2021
The research, published in Environment Systems and Decisions Journal, examines resilience decision making in the context of repeated catastrophic events.
Whatever it Takes: Sexual Harassment in the Context of Resource Dependence
Social Policy
March 09, 2021
Research published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory suggests powerful resource dependencies are present in the public and nonprofit sectors.
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Student Achievement on Ohio’s Third-Grade English Language Arts Assessment
January 27, 2021
This report draws on data from the fall administration of Ohio’s annual Third-Grade English Language Arts assessment to examine how the COVID pandemic has affected student learning in the state.