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 leaders 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, the Bachelor of Arts in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy and the Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Analysis.

The Glenn College also offers a combined degree program that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, and also earn a Master of Public Administration degree within five years.
Pursue your advanced degree with one of these Glenn College graduate programs:
The Glenn College graduate certificate programs 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.
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.

The Certificate in Public & Nonprofit Leadership – Veterans program was developed in collaboration with the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and focuses on providing leadership education to those who have recently left the military, those about to leave the military or individuals who work with veterans.
Staying ahead in today’s workplace takes continuous learning. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs provides Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS) training programs to meet the unique needs of public sector and nonprofit professionals at all career levels.

Seminars include a wide array of practical topics, interactive learning and dynamic, nationally recognized instructors committed to enhancing the quality of public service.

The Public Safety Leadership Academy is offered by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs in partnership with the Ohio Department of Public Safety. Students are law enforcement leaders from across the state.

The Ohio Association of Election Officials partnering with the Glenn College offers registered election officials certification programs.

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