School of Public Policy

Welcome to the School of Public Policy at OSU, home to programs in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and a graduate program in Public Policy. Approved in 2011 as part of the strategic realignment of the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Public Policy offers on campus and online undergraduate majors in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as an on campus Master of Public Policy and PhD in Public Policy programs. The School also offers undergraduate minors in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology as well as graduate minors in Political Science and Sociology.

Within this school, you will find engaged faculty who are innovative teachers, challenging scholars, and willing mentors who will work one-on-one with you as you build your future.  You will find peers who challenge the way you think about the world, your education, and yourself.

Students who graduate from the School of Public Policy are the next generation of leaders who know how to operate in environments of tight budgets, produce more with fewer resources, and work in an environment of increased public skepticism, all while addressing some of the most complex problems humans have ever faced.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:


Recent Talks and Events:

Date Speaker Title
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Bexell 414 
Chris Stout (Political Science)

School of Public Policy brownbag series
“The Case for Identity Politics:  Polarization, Realignment, and the Efficacy of Racial Appeals”

Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Bexell 414
Vic Tremblay (Economics)

School of Public Policy brownbag series
“Rationality and Coherent Reasoning in the Behavioral and Social Sciences”

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Bexell 414
Brett Burkhardt (Sociology) and Keith Baker (Political Science) School of Public Policy brownbag series
“Police Militarization and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles”
Fri., Oct 13, 2017
2:30-4:00 PM
Bexell 326
Dr. Xueli Tang
Deakin University, Australia
"Social Cohesion and Optimal Redistribution in Economies with Long-Run Growth"
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