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. Write Ins Return for Spring

    Mar 7, 2022

    Trying to find some dedicated, structured time to work on writing? Join our bi-weekly write in sessions! We will host events every other week on both Columbus and Wooster campuses. You can see full dates and times listed in the table below. These events are geared towards graduate students, postdocs, or others who may be working on longer writing projects such as manuscripts, dissertations, or thesis work.

  2. Spring Resources for Graduate Faculty and Advisors

    Mar 5, 2022

    There are many things going on this spring to keep us busy, between the many deadlines throughout the semester to planning for summer research. It is hard to believe it is already March! R&GE aims to provide useful resources to support our graduate faculty.

  3. Career Workshops over Spring Break

    Mar 4, 2022

    Looking for an easy way to build your career skills? Join us over lunch for the CFAES Career Series of workshops focused on getting your dream job. Throughout the week we will cover how graduate students can create a winning resume and cover letter to dazzle the review committee, then ace the interview to land the job offer. All sessions will be via Zoom; please register for each session to receive the link. The event is sponsored by the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education and the Wooster Campus Research Library.