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.
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. 19 - Ranked 19th nationally among the 269 public affairs schools in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School Rankings.
No. 1 in Ohio - A full 38 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. 7 Globally
No. 7 - ShanghaiRankings places The Ohio State University’s public administration research seventh in the world, and third in the United States, for collaborative, high-quality and impactful scholarship.
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.
Six Ranked Specialties
No. 7 - Public Management and Leadership
No. 11 - Nonprofit Management
No. 15 - Public Policy Analysis
No. 16 - Social Policy
No. 21 - Local Government Management
No. 26 - Public Finance and Budgeting
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.