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OHIO’s Voinovich School Executive Master of Public Administration in top U.S. rankings for best value


ATHENS, Ohio (Aug. 14, 2019)  – Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs’ Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is one of the best values of all the executive MPA programs in the country, according to Value Colleges  Top 25 Best Value Executive MPA for 2019.

Built for maximum flexibility, Voinovich School’s Executive MPA program offers working professionals the ability to juggle busy careers and home lives while achieving their professional goals. Courses meet in a hybrid format, with in-person meetings just one Saturday per month, ten times per year, at Ohio University’s Dublin Campus and the remainder completed in online interactions.

“This ranking is a distinct accomplishment, given the program’s long history of educating public servants in the state through not only our executive MPA program in Central Ohio, but also our traditional on-campus MPA program and new online MPA,” Jason Jolley, Voinovich School professor and MPA program director, said.  “We are honored at the ongoing opportunity to provide leaders in nonprofit, government, public service and industry with the skills they need to make a difference, at the best value for the individuals and their organization.”

This designation follows a banner year, with the Voinovich School’s new online MPA ranked one of the  2019 Best Online Colleges Offering MPA Programs  by SR Education Group and the School elevated to the  68th top U.S. News and World Report Best Public Affairs Grad School  for 2020.

“The Voinovich School is a best-in-class example of engaged scholarship. We help build leadership capacity in organizations by providing graduates the knowledge and skills they need to address the most pressing challenges facing communities, the economy and the environment, while enhancing public value,” Mark Weinberg, Dean, Voinovich School, said.

Value Colleges ranked the programs according to average alumni salary, cost of tuition, niche student reviews, and their U.S. News and World Report Public Affairs ranking. Ohio University is noted as empowering students to make a difference with its long-standing tradition of excellent education.

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is a leader in addressing rural and state issues of national importance. The Voinovich School has a strong reputation as a catalyst for economic growth and opportunity, social impact and sustainability, and leadership and community building through its Partnerships for Children and Families and Community Prevention.

For more information about the Voinovich School’s Executive MPA program, visit the website.


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About the Voinovich School
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is a catalyst for regional, state and national collective impact in the areas of economic development and entrepreneurship, energy and the environment, and public and social innovation. Ranked 68th top Public Service School by U.S. News and World Reports, the School is a leader in addressing rural and state issues of national importance. By blending real-world problem solving and government, nonprofit sector and industry partnerships with education, students are offered unique learning opportunities as they prepare for careers serving the public interest in Ohio University's rural region and beyond. For additional information, visit www.ohio.edu/voinovichschool.

About Ohio University
Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where approximately 40,000 students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity. Visit  www.ohio.edu  for more information.