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.

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. Photo of 2019 Research conference

    Congratulations to our 2020 Poster Competition winners!

    May 18, 2020

    Every year the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences runs an annual poster competition, awarding the top three poster authors in each of the four categories (shown below).

    View poster competition eligibility and guidelines

  2. Council of Graduate Students Delegate Elections

    Apr 26, 2020

    Elections will open at midnight on Friday, April 24, 2020 for the Council of Graduate Students Delegate Election.

    Please vote for a peer to represent your department for the 2020-2021 academic year in the Council of Graduate Students by clicking this link: https://cgs.osu.edu/secure/vote/


    Elections will close at 11:59PM on Friday, May 1, 2020.

  3. Spring 2020 Updates Related to COVID19

    Mar 17, 2020

    Updated 4/26/2020

    Event guidance
    Courses/ Grading
    Mental Health
    General Resources