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. CFAES Door Decorating Competition

    Oct 1, 2021

    Throughout the month of October, the CFAES Graduate Programs, CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education, and the Graduate Student Advisory Council will be hosting a Graduate Student Door Decorating competition! 

    Participants must register by October 20 and have door decorations completed by October 22 to be eligible for prizes. This deadline is to ensure we have all entries loaded into the online voting tool on time.

  2. Interested in Graduate School? Attend a webinar!

    Oct 1, 2021

    Are you a prospective student looking for more information about graduate school?

  3. CAST Science Communication Scholarship

    Aug 27, 2021

    The CAST Science Communication Scholarship helps support future generations of scientists connect scientific research with science communication. Specifically, this scholarship fund enables OSU graduate level students and veterinary medicine students, focusing on careers in agriculture and food research, veterinary medicine, engineering, economics, and science communication, to attend the CAST Annual Meeting Oct. 26-28, 2021, in Columbus, OH.