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. 2023 CFAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series

    Feb 1, 2023

    The 2023 CFAES DEI Speaker Series will kick off on Thursday, February 16th and take place on the third Thursday of select months from 12-1:15 p.m. All events are virtual and open to all, including the public.

    Read more information about each session on the CFAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage: https://cfaesdei.osu.edu/workshopsprograms/2023-dei-speaker-series

  2. Research Forum and Poster Competition Registration is Live

    Jan 13, 2023

    Each year the researchers across our college come together to present their research and support their colleagues. We are excited to announce that information is now updated for the 2023 competition! 

    Please register at the link below to indicate your intent to participate in the poster competition. You will submit your name, department, etc. Your poster and abstract files are not due until March 10, 2023.

    Register now

  3. Accepting Participants for 3 Minute Thesis Competition

    Jan 13, 2023

    The OSU Graduate School is inviting graduate students, including all Research Forum (poster and presentation) winners, to compete at the 3MT college level completion. The 3MT is an extension of the Hayes Research Forum, giving students an opportunity to build on the work they have already done by developing a 3-minute (or less) presentation of their research as they would to laypersons, as well as a single PowerPoint slide.