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. 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.

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. Fall 2022 Write Ins

    Sep 12, 2022

    Struggling with writer’s block? Grab some snacks and inspiration while you work on your paper!

    Our popular Write-Ins are back for Fall 2022. Are you working on a manuscript, dissertation, thesis, or other project? Struggling to find dedicated writing time in your schedule? Our Write-Ins can help!

    There’s no cost, and you can attend as many (or as few) sessions as you need. Drop by and beat that blank page!

  2. Back to School Bash 2022

    Back to School Bash 2022

    Aug 26, 2022

    Welcome back students! The 11th annual CFAES Back 2 School Bash will be held on Thursday, September 1st from 4:00-7:00 pm this year. All CFAES students, faculty and staff are invited to attend for free. Registration will be located nearby the CABS bus stop on Woody Hayes Drive (look for the balloons) and other activities, tents, entertainment and games will be located throughout CFAES from the Fyffe Road turnaround to Coffey Road areas. 

    All activities are FREE with BuckD

  3. PhD Student Featured on NBC News

    Aug 10, 2022

    Minsung (Kevin) Kim, a graduate student studying Food Science and Technology, was recently featured on NBC News along with his advisor Dr. Christopher Simons. Kim is a PhD student who specializes in texture and sensory testing.