As a top-10 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kyoung Lee Swearingen, an assistant professor in the Department of Design, has worked in the film industry for the last decade as a technical director of lighting at Pixar Animation Studios and DNA Productions. She has worked on features and shorts including: Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Cars 2, Toy Story 3 and more.Read More
"The camera does not have to be just a tool for documentation, but can serve as a tool for greater intercultural dialogue and understanding."Read More
"Students are very sophisticated, but it’s been difficult to discuss the election in class from a policy perspective. They are really on edge right now. What I’ve seen, though, is that both young Democrats and young Republicans are dissatisfied with modern society."Read More
"I’ve been doing tours with my band, The Crucial Elements, since 2013 and we’ve been to a variety of countries including Kyrgyzstan, South Africa and Indonesia. I value the personal stories and the new learned culture I come back with after each trip."Read More
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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