OHIO's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Developing public service leaders focused on public solutions.

We know that you’re driven to serve — and it has led you to become a force for change. In a world where the potential to achieve knows no limits, planning, preparation, and access can all serve as key difference makers. At Ohio University, we help you develop the leadership skills to become an effective public servant, along with the fortitude to remain true and accountable to the trust placed upon you. Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge to contribute more to your current professional role or start a new career path completely, Ohio University has a program to fit your needs, on your schedule.

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Choose from 4 concentrations.

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No GRE or GMAT required.

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Complete your degree 100% online, in as few as 2 years

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Benefit from the only public service school in the U.S. that partners with a college of business on a Center for Entrepreneurship

Why choose Ohio University to further your education?

The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs was established on April 20, 2007. The School becomes the first multidisciplinary school at Ohio University. With over a decade of experience, OHIO’s MPA programs continue to support students as they focus on applied research, leadership development and service throughout the nation and world.

Our graduate degrees are flexible and designed for working professionals who are seeking the opportunity to study online or on campus.

At Ohio University, our mission is to motivate and nurture our students so they become innovative leaders who are confident in developing research-based solutions that will promote a better quality of life for children and families in their communities.

“The Voinovich School is a new type of professional college that integrates multidisciplinary faculty, professionals, students and alumni to work with governments, nonprofits and businesses to build strong and vibrant communities.”

― Mark Weinberg, Dean of the Voinovich School

Accreditation and Rankings

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The Voinovich School’s new Online MPA ranked as one of the 2020 Best Online Colleges Offering MPA Programs by SR Education Group and the school was ranked the 58th top-ranked school for Best Public Affairs Grad Schools for 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to continue their education. If you are an Ohio University alumni; student veteran or active military; or corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship. To learn more, please contact an enrollment advisor.