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Graduate Programs in Arts & Sciences

Drs. Harvey Ballard and Juliana de Paula-Souza are classifying the known species in the violet family.
Drs. Harvey Ballard and Juliana de Paula-Souza are classifying the known species in the violet family.

Doctoral, Master's and Certificates

Graduate Studies

A Research-Intensive University

Graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences study with internationally renowned faculty in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Ohio University is a research-intensive institution where graduate students join faculty in the search for new knowledge and solutions to 21st century issues.

Among the college's graduate facilities and equipment are a Tandem van de Graff nuclear accelerator, a helium low-temperature laboratory, three electron microscopes, a mammalian recombinant genetics laboratory, a nuclear magnetic resonator, several chemical spectrometers, a photomicroscopy laboratory, a herbarium with more than 4,500 species, and a large preserve of remnant primary forest.

The college's graduate programs include master's degrees, doctoral degrees and certificate programs. Department websites provide information describing specific degree requirements, admissions requirements, specialized graduate facilities, and details on faculty research areas.

Recent News about Arts & Sciences Research

Notable Alumni | Aiden Shearer Developed First Genetic Test for Deafness, Now Seeks Gene Therapy

Aiden Eliot Shearer with children, George (3) and Freya (6), and his wife, Katie.Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Aiden Shearer ’07 Biological Sciences HTC Aiden “Eliot” Shearer developed the first genetic test panel for […]

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Posted on 10/25/2019

Notable Alumni | George Lucas Journeys from ‘Appalachia Boy’ to Prominent Hand Surgeon

Lucas (far left) with his pre-medical friends who lived at work at OHIO’s Health Centre in 1955.Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. George Lucas ’57 Biological Sciences Dr. George L. Lucas retired from active practice as an orthopaedic […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

Notable Alumni | Jon Wang Pioneers Research in Oncology and Gene Therapy

Jon Wang, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Dr. Jon Wang ’93 Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology Dr. Xinzhong “Jon” Wang is an accomplished […]

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Posted on 10/19/2019

Notable Alumni | Timothy Coleman Tackles Health Issues from Allergies to Oncology

Timothy Coleman, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Timothy Coleman ’91 Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular Biology Timothy Coleman’s scientific expertise in the life sciences […]

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Posted on 10/18/2019

Alumni News | Yihong Wang Gives Biology Graduate Students Advise on Careers

Ohio University alum Dr. Yihong Wang recently returned to Athens to give a research seminar and meet with current Biological Sciences graduate students, providing her thoughts on making career choices after obtaining a Ph.D. degree. Wang earned the MD/Ph.D. degree and is a highly skilled and successful pathologist with a […]

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Posted on 10/08/2019

Career Corner | Biology Alum to Talk about Master’s That Combines Science, Entrepreneurship, Oct. 18

Allison Berding, portraitBy Allison Berding ’19 I graduated from Ohio University with a Biology B.S. degree in May 2019. I am now a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame in a master’s program in Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation (known as the ESTEEM Graduate Program). I will be coming to OHIO […]

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Posted on 10/01/2019

Career Corner | Alumni, Friends to Network with STEMstart Freshmen

Kyle Brooks, portrait with bird of preyOhio University alumni will meet with freshman biology and chemistry students during STEMstart on Aug. 21. STEMstart is a quick start program designed to help science students transition from high school into college-level biology, chemistry and math courses. Students come to Ohio University a week before fall classes. get immersed […]

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Posted on 08/18/2019

Happy Beginnings | ‘Working in Fish Lab Was Incredible Experience for My Career’

Naturalist Adam Hunt with Earl, the Great Horned OwlEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. By Adam Hunt ’18 B.S. in Marine Freshwater Environmental Biology Working in the fish lab has been an incredible experience for my career. Honestly, I wish […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Alumni News | Alumni Couple Bringing Historic Bike Race Back to Athens

Ohio Today featured two alumni in a story headlined “Alumni couple bringing historic bike race back to Athens.” Daniel Brown earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences Wildlife and Conservation Biology in 2007 and an M.S. in Biological Sciences in 2007 from the College of Arts & Sciences. Ashley (Smith) Brown […]

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Posted on 06/03/2019

Alumni News | McCarley Becomes Quidel’s Associate Director of Operations

Nicole McCarley, portraitWhen Nicole McCarley ’99 graduated from OHIO with a degree in Microbiology, she didn’t anticipate that her ideal job would allow her to stay right here in Athens. As Associate Director of Operations at Quidel’s Athens branch, she has reached great heights while remaining close to her roots. ‘My Job […]

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Posted on 04/28/2019