Everyone has a cause they are passionate about

With so many important issues challenging the world today sometimes the most difficult step is deciding where to start. Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs launches 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 degree programs will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experiences to get things done.

The Glenn College is committed to inspiring and developing you to become a leader of a new generation of public and nonprofit professionals who can handle complex issues and make change a reality in civic life.

This is not textbook policy. We show you how governments, nonprofits and private firms can work together to serve the public and get results. Through internships, service opportunities and collaborations with community partners, you will go beyond the classroom to tackle real-world issues that demand new approaches. The Glenn College emphasizes bringing people and communities together to find a common ground across diverse perspectives and experiences. We offer more than an education. We offer a lifetime of relationships and collaborative environments to build the communities of the future.

What separates the students at the Glenn College from everyone else? Our graduates have the tools to make their passion their life’s work. How would you make the world a better place? We will teach you how to turn your passion into policy. Helping you make a change in the issues that matter most to you drives the Glenn College experience.

Glenn College by the numbers

The Glenn College is ranked in the top 5 percent of Public Affairs graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report.

Percentage Glenn College undergraduates who are employed or are obtaining further education.

Percentage of Glenn College MPA, In-Career MA and Dual degree students who are employed or are pursuing an additional degree.

The Glenn College is committed to inspiring and developing you to become a leader of a new generation of public and nonprofit professionals who can take on complex issues and improve civic life. To achieve this, the Glenn College offers two undergraduate degrees:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Analysis
Pursue your advanced degree with one of these Glenn College graduate programs:

  • A traditional, two-year full-time residential Master of Public Administration (MPA).
  • A MPA-DC track that is designed to train Glenn College students for future careers in Washington.
  • An "in-career" Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management (MA) that is designed for working professionals.
  • An online Master of Public Administration and Leadership (MPAL) degree.
  • Ten dual/joint degree partnerships across campus.
  • A full-time, cohort-based doctoral program.
The Glenn College graduate certificate programs allow you to develop and highlight your skills in a specific area of expertise. We offer two certificates that can stand alone or be added on to a graduate degree program.
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Certificate in Public Management

If you are a working professional looking to develop and enhance management and leadership skills the Glenn College’s Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership will provide you the knowledge to excel in your career.
At the Glenn College, Ohio State undergraduate students can minor in:
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
Policy Public affairs majors can also pursue a Global Option and a variety of specializations.

The Glenn College offers two graduate minors:
  • Public Policy & Management
  • Nonprofit Studies
The Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS) Program offers training seminars that build management and leadership skills for top executives, mid-level managers, first-line supervisors and administrative support staff. Skill-building sessions are available for employees at all levels.

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