Public Policy and ManagementMaster of Public Administration and Leadership – Online

About us

A degree from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers you a wide array of career options that engage you in work that matters. Whether you see yourself in a senior role at the U.S. State Department, as an agency head in state government, as a city manager, or as an advocate in a nonprofit organization, our program will help prepare you for success.

The rigorous, hands-on curriculum provided by the Glenn College will give you the skills and tools you need to thrive in careers at all levels of government and in the not-for-profit sector.

As a graduate student, you will have all the benefits of a collegial, high-quality graduate program located within a large, research institution. Our program fosters close relationships among students, staff, and faculty.

You will also draw upon the vast resources of one of the world’s largest, most diverse research universities. Our fully-online MPAL degree offers a curriculum that:

  • equips students with the tools to effectively address management challenges in the workplace
  • prepares students for leadership roles at local, state and national levels
  • meets the flexibility needs of mid-career professionals
  • can be completed in two years while contributing to work full-time

Our online students receive extensive program support from a dedicated program manager and technical support from the university's online support staff.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at glennapply@osu.edu to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.