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) offers 23 of those programs through its academic departments, 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. Graduate/professional student trustee search

    Dec 5, 2019

    Do you know a graduate or professional student who excels as a leader, is an Ohio resident and plans to attend Ohio State through May 2022? He or she could be the next student representative on the university’s Board of Trustees. Please encourage potential candidates to apply or reach out to the board office with questions.

    Each applicant must:

  2. Teaching Today's Learners: Professional Learning and Development Series

    Nov 25, 2019

    Throughout the upcoming year, and beyond, the college will be hosting a series of professional learning experiences for the CFAES teaching community. 

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    Poster Presentations at the U.S. Congressional Reception Celebrating International Year of Plant Health

    Nov 18, 2019

    The year 2020 has been designated as the International Year of Plant Health by the United Nations General Assembly. This special designation provides an important opportunity for professional societies, agricultural organizations, and other entities to raise global and national awareness of Plant Health.