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Maceda Berhanu's BA in Public Management, Leadership and Policy, with a second major in Sociology, is preparing her to connect individuals to the resources they need to find success.
I am passionate about

Data-driven policy.

Elizabeth Yirava uses data to understand the societal impact of policy and to create effective solutions for communities. Her studies in policy analysis and statistics are preparing her to address public challenges.
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Community Service.

Courtney Moore is earning her MPA, which is preparing her to help communities solve their unique challenges through fair and just decision-making.
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Economic development.

Grant Plummer’s double major in policy analysis and finance will help him launch a career in economic development. He hopes to provide underserved areas the tools they need for sustainable growth.
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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. 16 -  Ranked 16th nationally among the 271 public affairs schools in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings.

No. 1 in Ohio  -  A full 41 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. 5 Globally

No. 5  -  ShanghaiRanking places The Ohio State University’s public administration research fifth in the world, and first in the United States, for collaborative, high-quality and impactful scholarship.

Preparing Leaders

96% 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.

Ranked Specialties

No. 7 - Public Management and Leadership

No. 9 - Nonprofit Management

No. 18 - Local Government Management

No. 19 - Social Policy

No. 20 - Public Policy Analysis

No. 22 - Urban Policy

No. 25 - Public Finance

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.
Managing Forced Migration: Overt and Covert Policies to Limit the Influx of Ukrainian Refugees
World Affairs

Jos Raadschelders studies the reception of Ukrainian migrants in the EU and United States. 

Preference for Group-based Social Hierarchy and the Reluctance to Accept Women as Equals in Law Enforcement
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory

Jill Davis and Russell Hassan study whether police officers motivated to protect existing social power hierarchies are more likely to resist organizational diversity and hold more negative views about women's suitability for law enforcement.

Characterizing prescription opioid, heroin, and fentanyl initiation trajectories: A qualitative study
Social Science & Medicine

Tasha Perdue describes opioid initiation within each of the three waves from the perspective of people who use illicit opioids, with a focus on emerging pathways into fentanyl use.

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of CO2-Enabled Sedimentary Basin Geothermal
Environmental Science & Technology

Jeff Bielicki's 50th peer-reviewed publication of his career, he was a part of an investigation into the net effects on CO2 emissions of using CO2 from various sources (e.g., natural gas power plants) to produce geothermal heat while isolating that CO2 from the atmosphere.