Ph.D. On Campus

Public Policy and Management

The Ohio State University

48 months
40867 USD/year
37500 USD/year
12784 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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. The Public Policy and Management program is offered by The Ohio State University.



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. The Public Policy and Management program is offered by The Ohio State University.

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. Our attractive and comfortable facility creates an environment conducive to learning and to creating dialogue between students and policymakers on the pressing issues of the day.

You will also draw upon the vast resources of one of the world’s largest, most diverse research universities. Whether this means pursuing a dual degree, working in one of many interdisciplinary policy centers, or participating in a myriad of public forums and lectures, Ohio State has what you need to grow and succeed.

The academically rigorous Ph.D. Program is preparation for individuals pursuing university careers in teaching and research, and for senior-level research roles in government, consulting, and nonprofit organizations. 

Programme Structure

Students work closely with faculty advisors in developing programs of study that provide:

  • A basic knowledge of the public policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation processes
  • A thorough preparation in analytical foundations and competence in advanced quantitative tools required for investigating public policy and management problems
  • Competence in public sector economic theory and its application to policy analysis and management problems
  • An understanding of the concepts, methods, and techniques of organization theory and administrative processes applicable to the public sector environment
  • An intensive concentration in an advanced specialization field emphasizing multidisciplinary contributions to the solution of public sector problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
  • Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40867 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40867 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12784 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12784 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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