The Ohio State University is one of the world’s best public research universities, offering about 280 graduate study programs in all. The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) has 23 degree options to choose from across 8 academic departments, 3 interdisciplinary programs, and School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Research is a key component of graduate education. CFAES – made of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and OSU Extension – translates cutting edge research to stakeholders across the state. By engaging with our stakeholders, we provide research, technology, and knowledge to support safe, sustainable, and viable agricultural practices across Ohio and the world.

We affirm our conviction that racism and inequality have no place in CFAES and share our CFAES Principles of Community as a base for managing these actions. We all contribute to our community and our collective experience.

As a land-grant university, we strive to recruit top students with diverse backgrounds in order to solve the grand challenges of the future. Whether you are a prospective student looking for information about our programs or a current student seeking resources, you can find everything here.

For general questions, feel free to reach out to the CFAES Graduate Education Coordinator, Kayla Arnold.



  1. Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex

    Dec 23, 2020

    We are excited to announce the ground-breaking for the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC)!



  2. Sustainability Research Seed Grants

    Nov 16, 2020

    The Sustainability Institute at Ohio State announces the request for pre-proposals for the FY2021 Sustainability Research Seed Grant Program to build capacity in sustainability and resilience research at the university. The program supports new interdisciplinary research teams that lay a foundation for convergence research.

  3. Financial Wellness Series - Nov 16-20

    Nov 11, 2020

    Finances are a complex topic that cause anxiety for graduate students. Join us for a week-long series of workshops focused on improving your financial well-being! Ben Raines, Wellness Coordinator for Financial Education within the Student Wellness Center, will lead the series. Sign up for just one presentation, or as many as you would like! Presentations will be paired with at-home activities to improve financial savvy.