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2003-2005 Graduate Catalog for Ohio University


Colleges and Curricula


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College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Communication
College of Education
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
College of Fine Arts
College of Health and Human Services

Center for International Studies

Individual Interdisciplinary Program

College of Osteopathic Medicine



Academic Organization

Ohio University offers graduate degree programs through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, and Health and Human Services. Graduate programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Office of Graduate Studies coordinates graduate study at Ohio University and administers the Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. In addition, numerous departments, schools, and colleges within the university hold individual accreditation. Additional information is available from the office of each college's dean.



College of Arts and Sciences

African American Studies*

Anthropology*

Biological Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
Cell biology and physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, exercise physiology and muscle biology, microbiology, neurobiology.

Chemistry and Biochemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)
Analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry

Classics and World Religions*

Conservation Biology (certificate)

Economics (M.A.)

English (M.A., Ph.D.)

Environmental and Plant Biology (M.S.; Ph.D. through Department of Biological Sciences)
Biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, evolution, molecular biology, plant morphology, mycology, paleobotany, plant physiology, plant systematics

Environmental Studies (M.S.)
Life sciences, environmental monitoring, environmental policy and planning, physical and earth sciences, and environmental archaeology.

Foreign Languages and Literatures
French, Spanish (M.A.) Courses in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indonesian/Malaysian, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Southeast Asian Literature in translation

Geography (M.S.)

Geological Sciences (M.S.)
Geology, hydrogeology, environmental geology, environmental geochemistry, geophysics

History (M.A., Ph.D.)

Linguistics (M.A.)
Linguistics, Teaching English as a second or foreign language

Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Applied mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics for secondary school teachers, pure mathematics (M.S.); algebra, analysis, topology, applied mathematics (Ph.D.)

Molecular and Cellular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)

Ohio Program of Intensive English

Philosophy (M.A.)

Physics and Astronomy (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)

Political Science (M.A., M.P.A.)
Political science (M.A>), public administration (M.P.A), executive M.P.A.

Psychology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Clinical, experimental

Social Sciences (M.S.S.)

Social Work (M.S.W.)

Sociology (M.A.)

Women's Studies (certificate)


College of Business

Business (M.B.A.)
Executive M.B.A. Program, M.B.A. Without Boundaries, Business/Sports Administration, M.B.A./M.S.A.


College of Communication

Communication Systems Management (M.C.T.P.)

Communication Studies (M.A., Ph.D.)
Interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetorical and communication theory

Journalism (M.S.)

Mass Communication (Ph.D.)
Journalism, Telecommunications

Telecommunications (M.A.)
International communication, management, policy/regulation, media studies, multimedia

Visual Communication (M.A.)
Photojournalism, commerical photography, interactive multimedia, picture editing/publication design


College of Education

Adolescent to Young Adult Education M.Ed.

College Student Personnel (M.Ed.)

Computer Education and Technology (M.Ed.)

Counselor Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)

Cultural Studies in Education (M.Ed.)

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)
(Emphases: curriculum and instruction, instructional technology, math education, middle level education, reading and language arts, social studies, education, special education)

Educational Administration (M.Ed., Ed.D.)

Educational Research and Evaluation (M.Ed., Ed.D.)

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

Higher Education (M.Ed. Ph.D.)

Mathematics Teaching at the Adolescent to Young Adult Level (M.Ed.)

Middle Child Education (M.Ed.)

Reading Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)

Special Education (M.Ed.)


Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Chemical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biochemical and biomedical engineering, corrosion and flow in multiphase systems, batteries and fuel cells, electronic and advanced carbon materials, energy and pollution control, air quality and atmospheric chemistry.

Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Geotechnical, environmental, geoenvironmental, structures, solid mechanics, water resources, transportation

Computer Science (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)

Mobile robotics, medical image processing, artificial intelligence, distributed agents, scientific visualization, computer graphics, computational biology, approximate algorithms, complex theory, case-based reasoning, knowledge engineering, data communications, operating systems, software and systems engineering, real-time systems, cryptographic protocols, electronic commerce, internet security, online privacy; Avionics, applied and theoretical computer science, communications, controls, information theory, solid-state electronics, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, electromagnetics, signal processing, manufacturing, VLSI design, computer vision, electronic circuits, and opto-electronics

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Manufacturing systems, manufacturing information systems

Integrated Engineering (Ph.D.)
Civil engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Mechanical systems, CAD/CAM, manufacturing, biomedical, thermofluid sciences, technology management


College of Fine Arts

Art (M.A., M.F.A.)
Studio: Ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture (M.F.A.), art history, art history/studio (M.F.A.); art education (M.A.)

Interdisciplinary Arts (Ph.D.)

Dance*

Film (M.A., M.F.A.)

Music (M.M.)
Composition, history and literature, music education, music therapy, performance, performance/pedagogy, performance/composition, theory

Theater (M.A., M.F.A.
Theater history and criticism (M.A.); acting, directing, playwriting, production design and technology (M.F.A.); theater (M.A.)

* Offers graduate-level coursework but no degree or certificate.


College of Health and Human Services

Health Sciences (M.H.A.)
Health Administration

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (M.A., Au.D., Ph.D.)
Speech-language pathology (M.A., Ph.D.), audiology (Au.D., Ph.D.)

Human and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)
Early childhood education, family studies, food and nutrition

Nursing (M.S.N.)
Nurse administrator, nurse educator, family nurse practitioner

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Recreation and Sport Sciences (M.S., M.S.A., M.B.A./M.S.A.)
Athletic training education, coaching education, recreation studies, exercise physiology-research, exercise physiology-clinical (M.S.); business/sports administration (M.B.A./M.S.A.).


Center for International Studies

International Affairs (M.A.)
African Studies, Communication and Development Studies, International Development Studies, Latin American Studies, Southeast Asian Studies

Center for International Studies

International Affairs (M.A.)
African Studies, Communication and Development Studies, International Development Studies, Lating American Studies, Southeast Asian Studies.

Individual Interdisciplinary Program

Individual master's and doctoral programs


College of Osteopathic Medicine

Four-year professional program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (see separate catalog).


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