Federal Policy and Management Certificate
The online Federal Policy and Management Certificate from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is intentionally designed to meet the needs of graduate students who are interested in a Washington career, but face difficulty navigating the job market from their current location. The certificate provides a pathway for students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to gain professional experience in D.C. and exposure to public policy and management.
The Federal Policy and Management Certificate is a unique offering in the online higher education landscape, offering coursework and a tailored internship experience in Washington, D.C. designed to prepare students for the federal job market.
Upon completion of the certificate, students will be equipped to:
- Participate in and contribute to the policy process
- Articulate and apply a public service perspective
- Interact effectively with public policy and administration professionals from a broad range of sectors, using professional competencies common to the field
Campus Requirements: NONE
Class Format: Online and in-person Washington D.C. internship and summer semester.
Credit Hours Required: 13
Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07 (includes instructional and general fees). See the full cost breakdown here.
Letter of recommendation
Resume or CV
Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Time to Completion: 3 semesters
There Are Two In-person Classes in Washington, D.C.:
- PUBAFRS 6545: Washington Navigator
- PUBAFRS 7600: Federal Policy and Administration
There is also a non-credit internship requirement in Washington, D.C.
Disclaimer: Ohio State and the John Glenn College are seeking approval from the Higher Education Licensing Commission (HELC) for the on-ground campus requirements that this program contains. Participants of this program will be contacted should Ohio State and John Glenn College experience any delays in obtaining this approval. Note – the HELC is Washington, D.C.’s regulatory body that oversees higher education offered within the District of Columbi