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. Join a Writing Accountability Group

    Sep 21, 2020

    Need some help staying on top of your writing projects this fall? Consider joining a Writing Accountability Group (WAG)! These groups can help you improve time management skills, practice goal setting, and get into a regular writing routine.  

    What is it? A small group of writers (4-8) who meet every week to keep each other accountable on their writing goals.

    How does it work? Each group will meet via Zoom for approx. 60 minutes each week.

  2. Student group celebrating

    CFAES GSAC - Recruiting New Members!

    Aug 24, 2020

    Are you a graduate student in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences? Do you have ideas about how to improve graduate education at OSU? Would you like to gain experience collaborating with graduate students and administrators across the college? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider applying to be a part of the inaugural CFAES Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)!

  3. 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