What's Your Passion?

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the place to launch a lifetime of making positive change in the world. Whether you see yourself tackling homelessness in your community, taming the growing national debt, or creating educational opportunities for impoverished women around the globe, the Glenn College’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to get things done.

What separates students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. We’ll teach you how to turn your passion into policy. The Glenn College experience helps you make a change in the issues that matter to you.

Nurturing passion for public service through lifelong education.

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Live, Learn and Work in Washington, D.C.

Senator John Glenn believed that students from the heart of the country should have a voice in policy making. Our dedicated D.C. team is committed to this mission, facilitating programming and providing support for passionate students ready to launch their careers in public service.

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Facts and Stats


The Glenn College is ranked best in Ohio — a full 45 spots above the next highest ranked Ohio program — and 13th nationally among the 290 public affairs schools in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings. No other public affairs program in Ohio is ranked in the top 50 schools.


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


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

Top 5%

Eight of the Glenn College’s graduate specialties have been placed among the ranks of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Public Management and Leadership is ranked 8th best, Environmental Policy is ranked at No. 13, Urban Policy is ranked at No. 15, Nonprofit Management is ranked at No. 17, Local Government Management is No. 18 and Public Policy Analysis is No. 18.

News and Events

Glenn College Launches Immersive Washington, D.C., Graduate Program

The Federal Policy and Management program includes specialized coursework in the dynamics of the federal policy environment and the inner workings of the nation’s capital.

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Jones Studies Far-Reaching Benefits of Public Programs

Glenn College Assistant Professor Lauren Jones has found that the Earned Income Tax Credit and Medicaid expansion can have longer-term benefits, even lifting people out of poverty.

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Ohio State Deans Support President Johnson, Commit to Improve Policing

All university deans have signed a letter showing support for President Johnson and commitment to improving policing and public safety.

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Groundbreaking Power of Home Program Aids First-Time and First-Generation Homeowners

A new partnership with Framework Homeownership, the organization dedicated to empowering smart and successful homeownership, and the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) will transform the homeownership experience for thousands of homeowners by providing unbiased advice, information, access to capital and ongoing support, powered by Keep by Framework.

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