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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

Alumni News | Newspaper Features Richard Carter’s Research on Bats

Richard T. Carter, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Richard T. Carter was featured in a Johnson City Press story headlined “ETSU’s Dr. Richard Carter makes new discovery in anatomical study of bats.” Carter is Assistant Professor of Biology at East Tennessee State University. …And in the darkness, they find their way around using echolocation, […]

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Posted on 03/25/2020

Quidel Joins Fight Against COVID-19 Outbreak with Fast, Accurate Diagnostic Tool

quidel logoQuidel Corp., which employs many Ohio University alumni in Athens, joins the fight against COVID-19 outbreak with fast, accurate diagnostic tool, according to a news release. The company announced on March 17 that it received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a molecular COVID-19 diagnostic […]

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Posted on 03/21/2020

Career Corner | Parkinson Tells Biology Students: Have Good Work Ethic, Be Willing to Fail

Dr. Chris Parkinson displays a snake specimen in a glass jar.  By Kaitlyn Lyons Ohio University alumnus Dr. Chris Parkinson came back to Athens to talk to students about biology careers and graduate school and to give a seminar about his research as part of the Biological & Biomedical Seminar series on Feb. 3. Parkinson earned a dual B.S. in […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Biological & Biomedical Seminar | Challenges and Achievements: Understanding Evolution of Rattlesnakes and Their Venom, Feb. 3

Chris Parkinson, portraitThe Biological Sciences & Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar Series presents Ohio University alum Dr. Chris Parkinson discussing “Challenges and achievements: understanding the evolution of rattlesnakes and their venom” on Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in Irvine 199. Parkinson is Professor of Biological Sciences at Clemson University. He earned a dual […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

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