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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Elena Foulis, coordinator for service-learning and heritage language senior lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, in partnership with Stacey Alex, Center for Latin American Studies graduate teaching associate, recently published an open-access textbook for heritage language leaners of Spanish. Elena Foulis on heritage language learning Coordinator, Service-Learning and Heritage Language Senior Lecturers, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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McSweeney's current research projects include tracing the socioecological impacts of drug trafficking through Central America and studying the nature and implications of demographic change among Latin America's indigenous populations. Kendra McSweeney Professor, Department of Geography
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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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Janice Kiecolt-Glaser

Professor, Psychology

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Hasan Jeffries

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Associate Professor, History

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Richard Petty

Distinguished University Professor, Psychology

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Elliot Slotnick

Professor Emeritus, Political Science

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Brittany Shoots-Reinhard

Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Brad Bushman

Rhinehart Chair, Communication

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Aaron Wilson

Research Scientist, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

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Bruce Weinberg

Professor, Economics

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Margaret Ellen Newell

Professor, History

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Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan

Professor, Psychology

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Bruce Weinberg

Professor, Economics

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Frederick Luis Aldama

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities, English

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Harvey Miller

Reusche Chair, Director, Geography, Center for Urban and Regional Analysis

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Marc Pinsonneault

Professor, Astronomy

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About Columbus

About Columbus

The Ohio State campus is located next to downtown Columbus — the 14th largest city in the nation — allowing students to craft a unique personal and professional experience during their time as Buckeyes.

With its vibrant blend of arts and culture and its open, entrepreneurial spirit, it’s no surprise that Forbes magazine recently ranked Columbus #1 on its list of Opportunity Cities.

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