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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

Career Corner | Biology Students Network with Biotech Scientists, Entrepreneurs & Executives

By Kaitlyn Lyons Researchers, scientists and educators from across the globe came together to give Ohio University students opportunities to network with professionals at “Careers & Entrepreneurship in the Sciences: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics” on Nov. 19. Participants were able to experience career pathways through the perspectives of scientists, entrepreneurs […]

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Posted on 01/07/2020

OHIO Today: Zammataro Honored for Decades of Mentorship

Frank Zammataro, portraitOHIO Today writes about Ohio University alumnus Frank Zammataro in a story headlined “Alumnus honored for decades of mentorship inspired by Alden, Rollins and Ohio Fellows.” In October, Zammataro received the first-ever Select Leaders Robert D. Walter Leadership Legacy Award from the Ohio University Business Fellows. Frank Zammataro, BS ’63, […]

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Posted on 12/30/2019

OHIO Today: Papay Learned ‘Servant Leadership’ from Rush Elliott

Dr. Frank Papay, portraitAn OHIO Today profile headlined “To serve & to heal” features Ohio University alumnus Dr. Frank Papay ’75 and the merits of servant leadership he learned through the teachings of revered Professor Rush Elliott. Papay earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. […]

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Posted on 12/30/2019

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