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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.

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Highest Level of Research Institutions

Ohio University joined the highest level of research institutions in the country by earning the R1 Classification (very high research activity) in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Ohio University is leading the way in various fields of research and innovation. The University is recognized internationally for research and scholarship in areas including avionics, biotechnology, communication, environmental studies, history, pipeline corrosion, physics, and psychology; and boasts world-class fine arts programs that include ceramics, film, and printmaking.

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

Neither wind nor ice could stop Kelly Love’s fieldwork

5 months 3 weeks ago

Love's samples, stuck in the iceFrom Ohio University News Getting Ready for Expo Neither wind nor ice could keep Kelly Love from completing her research for the Student Expo on April 7. Love, a graduate student in the M.S. in Environmental Studies program, is looking at different methods to determine the health of an ecosystem, with […]

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Class of 2021 | David Cottrill Defends His Dissertation, Then His Country

1 year 5 months ago

David Cottrill, portraitJust as David Cottrill was finishing his dissertation and getting ready to defend it, along came the Army National Guard with call-up orders. The race was on. But Cottrill has successfully added Dr. to his salutation, in addition to his officer rank of Capt. He completed his Ph.D. in Biological […]

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Alumni News | Eliot Shearer Talks about His Research on Pediatric Hearing Loss

1 year 6 months ago

Dr. Aiden Eliot Shearer, portrait in scrubsOhio University alumnus Dr. Aiden Eliot Shearer made a virtual stop at his alma mater recently, talking about his research on the genetics of pediatric hearing loss with faculty and students at a Biological Sciences/Biomedical Science Seminar. Evaluation of children for hearing loss has changed dramatically over the past 15 […]

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