As we reach our 10th anniversary, the Ohio University’s Voinovich School has blossomed into one of the most highly regarded schools in the country that addresses rural and state issues of national importance. The School’s faculty, staff and students work together to provide transformative impact in the Appalachian region and throughout Ohio on a broad range of public and social engagement policy areas, including health and wellness, education and the environment, as well as entrepreneurship and economic development.

“The Voinovich School is a treasure. It is a best-in-class example of engaged scholarship – taking knowledge from research in multiple disciplines and applying it to address the most pressing challenges facing communities in Ohio. Better than any public affairs program in the country, the Voinovich School works across all sectors – government, corporate, and nonprofit – and involves students with faculty in making a real, practical difference in the world.”
Mike Smith, Dean, School of Government at the University of North Carolina

We are ranked as the 39th Most Innovative Public Service School in the nation and among U.S. News and World Report’s top 100 public affairs graduate schools. No other public affairs school in the United States combines business technology commercialization with public service, environmental programs and education.

21st century university institutions distinguish themselves by responding to the challenges of their regions, providing access to a diverse range of students and by taking a cross-discipline, entrepreneurial approach to education. We are poised for a new era of service to the region, state and nation, especially in rural America.

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