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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Our Programs

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

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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Jeff McKee, a physical anthropologist, has been conducting research on hominid evolution and paleoecology for more than 30 years. He is the author of Sparing Nature: The Conflict Between Human Population Growth and Earth's Biodiversity and The Riddled Chain: Chance, Coincidence, and Chaos in Human Evolution. Jeff McKee Professor, Anthropology
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Wendy Smooth
Wendy Smooth, associate professor, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, is one of the foremost voices writing on the experiences of women of color as law makers and women of color in public policy. Wendy Smooth Associate Professor, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
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About Columbus

About Columbus

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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Mimi Lamantia

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Jay Zagorsky

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Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick

Professor, Communication

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David Stebenne

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Paul Beck

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

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Trevon Logan

Professor and Chair, Economics

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Lawrence Baurm

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

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John Mueller

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John Mueller

Professor, Political Science

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John Mueller

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Jennifer Johnson

Professor, Astronomy

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Peter Mansoor

Professor, History

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Professor, Sociology

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