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. Congratulations Graduates!

    May 20, 2021

    On Sunday, May 9 the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences had over 70 students recevie graduate degrees from our programs. In total, Ohio State awarded 12,345 degrees. Congratultions to each and every one of you and we wish you well on your next endeavors. The Class of 2021 will be forever remembered for epitomizing the very definition of resilience. With your help, we overcame challenges and out-performed expectations.

    If you would like to watch the ceremony recording, you can find it at commencement.osu.edu.

  2. 2021 Poster Competition

    Apr 9, 2021

    Congratulations to our 2021 Poster Competition winners!

    The 2021 competition winners were announced live on April 8 at our virtual awards ceremony. You can view the recorded portion of the ceremony online and view all of the award winners here.

  3. Planning for Fall 2021

    Mar 11, 2021

    FROM THE PROVOST — MARCH 5, 2021 Course planning for autumn 2021

    Dear colleagues,

    To assist with course scheduling for autumn 2021, I am writing today to share our planning assumptions to enable a substantial reactivation of in-person teaching and learning.