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Congratulations and welcome to the Glenn College family! 

As one of the top public affairs programs in the country, we are committed to helping you prepare for a meaningful career. Whether you will be enrolled in Columbus, partially in D.C. or online, we hope you will join us in our mission to make the world a better place.



Top Ranked Program

The Glenn College's Master of Public Administration is ranked #19 in the country and #1 in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report. Ohio State's public administration program is ranked #5 in the world by ShanghaiRanking. Our world-renowned faculty are committed to excellence across all of our graduate programs, to provide you with the education and experience you need to solve real-world problems with public, private and nonprofit organizations.

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Our students receive the education, tools and connections to make an impact.

Hear from Glenn College graduate students on why they chose the Glenn College, and how their experience is setting them up to pursue their passions.

More Information for Admitted Students

Ohio State is one of the world’s best comprehensive, public research universities. With over 90 doctoral and 110 master’s programs along with opportunities for dual degrees, minors and more, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the resources of a big university with personalized support from the Glenn College.

Being both the state capitol and the ever-growing “best big city in the Midwest”, you will find all the opportunities you need to begin or continue your career in public affairs.

Learn more about Columbus, Ohio:

With more than half a million Ohio State alumni living all over the world, you will find a network of Buckeyes no matter where you go. Visit the Ohio State University's Alumni Association.

Glenn College alumni work in public administration leadership roles around the globe. Our alumni are very engaged in the life of the college, from mentoring students to teaching courses. Learn how to connect with alumni by connecting with Alumni Director, Lisa Frericks.

In addition to dozens of student organizations through the Ohio State Student Life office, the Glenn College is a great place to be involved in student organizations that focus on community service, professional development, fundraising and so much more.

View Glenn College Student Organizations

The education that I received at the Glenn College of Public Affairs was top-notch and helped prepare me for the complexities of public finance and budgeting here in the state of Ohio. I have had the pleasure of hiring new Glenn graduates, who I know bring fantastic skillsets to the workplace, along with a commitment to continuous improvement and lifelong learning!

Kimberly A. West-Murnieks
Director, Ohio Office of Budget and Management