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Welcome to the School of Public Policy at OSU, home to programs in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, 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, Public Policy, and Sociology, as well as an online and on campus Master of Public Policy, online Executive 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. MPP RankingAffordablecollegesonline PS ranking




Remote Teaching & Learning Resources


  • Friday, February 28, 12-1 PM, Bexell 414: SPP Brownbag Series
    Loren Collingwood (Political Science, University of California, Riverside)
    “Campaigning in a Racially Diversifying America: Whether and How Cross-Racial Electoral Mobilization Works”

  • Tuesday, February 18, 3:30-5 PM, Hallie Ford Center, Room #115
    Shamus Khan, Professor of Sociology at Columbia University
    “Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus”
  • Friday, February 7, 12-1 PM, Bexell 414: SPP Brownbag Series
    Matias Berthelon (Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile)
    “School Organization Response to Local Competition: the Chilean Full-Day Schedule Reform”

  • Friday, January 24, 12-1 PM, Bexell 414: SPP Brownbag Series
    Richard Featherstone (Sociology)
    “Discovering your Strengths using the Gallup Approach.”

  • Friday, January 17, 12-1 PM, Bexell 414: SPP Brownbag Series
    Todd Pugatch (Economics)
    “Motivations to Major in Economics”

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