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Graduate Education at The Ohio State University

We are dedicated to academic success: for students, faculty, and staff.

The Graduate School Hours of Operation

The Graduate School will be offering services to students, faculty, and staff in-person on the second floor of University Hall autumn term 2021. Service hours are from 9am-5pm starting August 9th.

To guarantee efficient responses to requests, please do not send messages directly to specific staff members, unless there is an urgent issue that cannot be delayed and may only be answered by that person. We ask that you please remember that our Registration Services team and Graduation Services teams will be unable to provide services in a timely manner without using all our available staff and specifically designated channels of communication.

If you have questions or you need to schedule an appointment with a specific person within the Graduate School, please contact us through one of the following methods:

General Phone Inquiries – (614) 292-6031

Celebrating First-Generation Graduate Students

During the week of November 8th we want to recognize all first-generation graduate students as part of the National First-Generation College Student week. Throughout the week, there are activities on campus geared to the support of first-gen students. Visit the link below for a special message, more information about events, and an invite to visit the Graduate School to pick up a few mementos as part of the celebration of first-generation graduate student week. Go first-gen grads!

Graduate and Professional Admissions

If you have any admissions-related questions, please contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions at (614) 292-9444.

Graduation Services

Examinations, format reviews, graduation process, etc.

Registration Services

General inquiries, GA appointments, etc.

Petitions and Transfers

Late Add/Drop, course petitions, conditional and Graduate Bridge Program admissions, progress letter requests

Transfer of Credit, Transfer of Program, Dual Degree

2021 Graduate School Award Ceremony

Save the date for the 2021 Graduate School Award Ceremony, April 23rd at 3:30pm


Academic Deadlines

See Full Academic Calendar

Application deadlines and criteria vary by individual program. Learn more in admissions.

Completing Your Degree

What you need to know for a successful conclusion to your graduate experience.

Upcoming Events

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Impact. Here and Across the Globe.

See some of the great work being done by Ohio State graduate students and faculty.

Ohio State students help needy families

Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) hosted this year’s annual day of service for the 38 SROP  students on June 2, and the students helped WARM fulfill its mission of "Restoring Dignity and Hope by Offering a Hand Up, Not a Hand Out." ...

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Bartow J. Elmore Wins 2016 Arlt Award in the Humanities

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has awarded the 2016 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities to Dr. Bartow J. Elmore, assistant professor of environmental history at The Ohio State University. The Dec. 8 awards ceremony was held during the CGS 56th Annual Meeting in...

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We provide leadership, service and advocacy. 

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