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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 | 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

Happy Beginnings | Stevens Excels in Quality Control at Quidel

Austin Stevens, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alum Austin Stevens ’17 has jump-started his career as a Quality Control Technician III at Quidel. A double-major in Biochemistry and Biological Sciences, Stevens […]

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Posted on 04/27/2019

Happy Beginnings | Keil-Loudner Leaps from Plant Biology to Antibodies at Quidel

Emily Keil-Loudner in the fieldEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumna Emily Keil-Loudner ’14,’16M found that her role as Quality Control Technician II at Quidel lets her explore both her interests—environmental science and laboratory […]

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Posted on 04/27/2019

Alumni News | Dr. Wiecher Passes, Had Practice in Mansfield

Frederick J. Wiecher, portraitOhio University alum Frederick J. Wiecher passed away on April 15, reports the Richland Source. Wiecher earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO in 1964. Fred was born in Osceola, Arkansas. The family moved throughout the Midwest and Fred was a 1960 graduate of […]

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Posted on 04/24/2019

Alumni News | Brown Brings Women’s Health Care to Rural Montana

Elizabeth Brown, portraitKPVI TV reports that Ohio University alum Dr. Elizabeth Brown ’95, an obstetrician and gynecologist, was hired by Glendive Medical Center in Montana. She earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences Pre-Medicine from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. “I am excited to begin practicing at Glendive Medical […]

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Posted on 04/22/2019

Williams Honored as 2019 Outstanding Cutler Scholars Mentor

Kelly Williams, portrait  Dr. Kelly Williams, Lecturer in Biological Sciences, was recently selected as one of 17 outstanding mentors by the Cutler Scholars in the graduating class of 2019. Williams is a graduate of Ohio University and teaches several upper-level courses that are required of several BIOS majors: BIOS 3030 (Comparative vertebrate […]

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Posted on 04/17/2019

Happy Beginnings | Cones Awarded NSF Fellowship, Plans for Ph.D.

Seth Cones, portrait in woods  Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Biological Sciences alum Seth Cones ’18 was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Cones earned a B.S.in Biological Sciences – Marine, Freshwater […]

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Posted on 04/17/2019