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Earn a degree in making the world a better place.

Everyone has a cause they are passionate about. But with so many important issues challenging the world today, sometimes the most difficult step is deciding where to start. A degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is the way to launch a lifetime of making positive change in the world.

96% of BA and BS graduates from the Glenn College are either employed or pursuing additional education within 6 months of graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Management, Leadership and Policy - Prepare for a career as a social enterprise entrepreneur, city manager, campaign manager or lobyist.

Bachelor of Science in Public Policy Analysis - Prepare for a career as a policy advisor, budget and research director or nonprofit financial officer.

Combined Bachelor’s and MPA Program

The Glenn College offers a combined degree program that allows you to complete a BA or BS and an MPA in five years, saving you time and money. Please speak with an advisor for more details.

Select the tools to drive change where it’s needed most.

Whether you see yourself improving education in your community, introducing new environmental policy in your state, tackling systemic racism across the nation or impacting criminal justice reform, helping you make changes in the issues that matter most to you drives the Glenn College experience. 

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We offer more than an education. We offer you strong relationships. Collaborative environments. The opportunity to build the communities of the future.

Joining the John Glenn College is joining a family of individuals committed to making positive change in the world. We are a close-knit academic community, proud of the strong relationships developed among our students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Apply by Nov. 1 to be considered for academic scholarships. Final deadline is Feb. 1.

The John and Annie Glenn Scholarship is the Glenn College’s premier merit award, offered to just one stellar first-year Ohio resident student, every four years. The recipient will receive $92,000 over four years

Any Ohio State student in good standing can declare a major at Glenn College at any time.

To declare the major, contact Meagen Rinard, academic counselor and staff assistant, to make an appointment.

Students can schedule advising appointments online via the OnCourse system.

If you are considering this major, we also recommend taking Public Affairs 2110, Introduction to Public Affairs, to find out more about the field. This class is offered every term and counts as a Social Science General Education course at most colleges.

Public Affairs is a diverse field that pairs well with many different programs on campus, and adding a second major can be a great way to enrich your curriculum through policy studies. Most double-major programs can be completed without adding significant time to a degree.

To declare a double major, contact Meagen Rinard, academic counselor and staff assistant, to make an appointment.

Students can schedule advising appointments online via the OnCourse system.

Glenn College Student Experience

Learn what it’s like to be a student at the Glenn College, and how we help our students gain the tools, experience and connections to drive change.