Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences

Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences graduate programs at Ohio State offer students access to top researchers, scholars and artists; training in extraordinary labs, classrooms and studios; and a diverse environment of collaboration and teamwork that makes our graduate community unlike any other.

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The Ohio State University’s College of Arts and Sciences graduate programs offer you access to top researchers, scholars and artists; training in state-of-the art labs, classrooms and studios; and an environment of collaboration and teamwork that makes our graduate community unlike any other. 

Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs

Research & Creative Activity

Our artists and scholars educate, inform and inspire innovative thinking and experimentation through collaborative academic and research experiences. As a top-10 public research university, the importance of research, scholarship and the drive to discover new knowledge is infused into every part of Ohio State’s culture. Arts and Sciences is home to leading experts on climate change, energy and the environment, “smart” materials, population dynamics, data analytics, neuroscience and much more. What this means for you is unmatched access to world-class faculty, technology and resources and opportunities to work across disciplines.

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Funding &
Support

Ohio State’s arts and sciences graduate students are among the most talented scholars in the world. To continue to attract the very best, and to ensure that students can focus fully on their programs of study, our departments and programs offer highly-competitive funding. We are committed to providing the resources necessary to support the development of our future scholars and professionals. Funding for graduate students takes the form of graduate fellowships and associateships. Associateships give our graduate students the opportunity to develop their skills by assisting faculty with research, instruct undergraduates or aid with instruction. Fellowships allow sole focus on studies and research. 

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Diversity & Inclusion

There is no such thing as a typical arts and sciences graduate student. Our 3,000 students represent a wide variety of ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds from countries around the world. The College of Arts and Sciences believes that diversity matters and is a key component of academic excellence. We are committed to promoting an environment in which all individuals are valued, respected and unobstructed in their pursuit of excellence, and support the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action and multiculturalism.

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Resources

Resources

We are committed to providing our graduate students with all of the tools needed to build a powerful intellectual and professional foundation for productive employment after completion of graduate work. Key to our students’ success is the strong connection they develop with their academic mentors. 

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"I am particularly interested in the question of how we can write true or real histories about pre-modern and non-western peoples, peoples whose ideas about what is true or real in experience were very different from our own." Greg Anderson Associate Professor, Department of History
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When graduate and undergraduate students talk about Jennifer S. Cheavens, the words “best” and “favorite” come up often in reference to her teaching style and courses and to Cheavens as a human being. In 2017, Cheavens was honored with the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Jennifer Cheavens Associate Professor, Clinical, Department of Psychology
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In her first few years on faculty, Namiko Kunimoto developed a half-dozen new courses in Japanese art and History of Photography. In 2018, Kunimoto was awarded the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, which is given to faculty for their superior teaching. Namiko Kunimoto Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art
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Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Departments of English and of Spanish and Portuguese. He teaches courses on Latino and Latin American cultural phenomena, including literature, film, TV, music, sports, video games and comic books. Frederick Luis Aldama Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, English and Spanish and Portuguese
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ASC Experts In the Media

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Kristina Sessa

Associate Professor, History

June 16, 2019 Do these skeletons hold the secret to the fall of the Roman Empire? The Daily Beast

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Paul Beck

Faculty Emeritus, Political Science

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Thomas Wood

Assistant Professor, Political Science

June 15, 2019 How Trump turned liberal comedians conservative Politico

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MaLisa Spring, Andrew Mularo

Research Assistant, EEOB

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Michael Neblo

Associate Professor, Political Science, Philosophy

June 13, 2019 To reassert its lost power, Congress must join the 21st century The American Prospect

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Natasha Quadlin

Assistant Professor, Sociology

June 11, 2019 Why women, but not men, are judged for a messy house The New York Times

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Treva Lindsey

Associate Professor, WGSS

June 10, 2019 A concise history of the US abortion debate The Conversation

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Brad Bushman

Rhinehart Chair, Communication

June 10, 2019 Why a $790 Balenciaga hoodie has a World Food Programme logo NPR

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Alexander Wendt

Professor, Political Science, Mershon Center

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Paul Beck

Faculty Emeritus, Political Science

June 9, 2019 Republicans, Democrats both treating Ohio like a 2020 battleground The Columbus Dispatch

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Corinne Reczek

Associate Professor, Sociology

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Chris Knoester

Associate Professor, Sociology

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Michael Neblo

Associate Professor, Political Science, Philosophy

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Peter Mansoor

Mason Chair, Professor, History, Mershon Center

June 5, 2019 Remembering D-Day and the second World War WOSU

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Audrey Sawyer

Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences

June 3, 2019 Mapping groundwater’s influence on the world’s oceans Ohio State News

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Richard Petty

Distinguished University Professor, Psychology

June 3, 2019 Practical ways to improve your confidence (and why you should) The New York Times

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The Ohio State campus is located near downtown Columbus, acting as a catalyst for the cultural and entrepreneurial vitality the city is known for. You'll find urban cool next to historic neighborhoods, groundbreaking artists and technology entrepreneurs, innovative startups and global enterprises.

It's no surprise that Forbes magazine recently ranked Columbus #1 on its list of Opportunity Cities.

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