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College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Communication
College of Education
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
College of Fine Arts
College of Health and Human Services

Center for International Studies

Individual Interdisciplinary Program

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Academic Organization

Ohio University offers graduate degree programs through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, and Health and Human Services. Graduate programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Office of Graduate Student Services coordinates graduate study at Ohio University and administers the Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

Ohio University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. In addition, numerous departments, schools, and colleges within the university hold individual accreditation. Additional information is available from the office of each college's dean.

College of Arts and Sciences

African American Studies*


Biological Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
Ecology and evolutionary biology, endocrinology and metabolic physiology, exercise physiology and muscle biology, medical microbiology, neurobiology

Chemistry (M.S., Ph.D.)
Analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry

Conservation Biology (certificate)

Economics (M.A.)

English (M.A., Ph.D.)

Environmental and Plant Biology (M.S.; Ph.D. through Department of Biological Sciences)
Biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, ethnobotany, evolution, molecular biology, plant morphology, mycology, paleobotany, plant physiology, plant systematics

Environmental Studies (M.S.)

Foreign Languages and Literatures
French, Spanish (M.A.) Courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indonesian/Malaysian, Latin, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Southeast Asian Literature in translation

Geography (M.S.)

Geological Sciences (M.S.)
Geology, hydrogeology, environmental geography, environmental geochemistry, geophysics

History (M.A., Ph.D.)

Linguistics (M.A.)
General linguistics, teaching English as a second or foreign language

Mathematics (M.S., Ph.D.)
Applied mathematics, computer science, mathematics for secondary school teachers, pure mathematics (M.S.); algebra, analysis, topology, applied mathematics (Ph.D.)

Molecular and Cellular Biology (Ph.D.)

Ohio Program of Intensive English

Philosophy (M.A.)

Physics (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)

Political Science (M.A., M.P.A.)
Political science, public administration

Psychology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Clinical, experimental, and industrial/organizational psychology

Social Work

Social Sciences (M.S.S.)

Sociology (M.A.)

Women's Studies (certificate)

College of Business

Business (M.B.A.)
Executive M.B.A. Program, M.B.A. Without Boundaries

Business/Sports Administration, M.B.A./M.S.A.

College of Communication

Interpersonal Communication (M.A., Ph.D.)
Interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetorical and communication theory

Journalism (M.S.)

Mass Communication (Ph.D.)

Telecommunications (M.A.)
International communication, management

Visual Communication (M.A.)

College of Education

Adolescent to Young Adult Education M.Ed.

College Student Personnel (M.Ed.)

Computer Education and Technology (M.Ed.)

Counselor Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)

Cultural Studies in Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)

Economic Education (M.A.)
(Emphases: curriculum and instruction, instructionaltechnology, math education, middle level education, reading and language arts, social studies -education, special education)

Educational Administration (M.Ed., Ed.D.)

Educational Research and Evaluation (M.Ed., Ed.D.)

Elementary Education (M.Ed.)

Higher Education (M.Ed. Ph.D.)

Mathematics Teaching at the Adolescent to Young Adult Level (M.Ed.)

Middle Child Education (M.Ed.)

Reading Education (M.Ed., Ph.D.)

Secondary Education (M.Ed.)

Special Education (M.Ed.)

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Chemical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Coal conversion and utilization, polymerization reaction enginering, process control and dynamics, biochemical engineering, atmospheric chemistry, corrosion and multiphase flow, semiconductor materials, and separation processes.

Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Geotechnical, environmental, geoenvironmental, structures, solid mechanics, water resources, transportation

Computer Science (M.S.)
Computer architecture, programming languages, networking, algorithms, computer vision, object recognition, mobile robotics, medical image processing, artificial intelligence, distributed agents, scientific visualization, computer graphics, computational biology, approximate algorithms, complex theory, case-based reasoning, knowledge engineering, data communications, operating systems, software and systems engineering, real-time systems, cryptographic protocols, electronic commerce, internet security, online privacy

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (M.S., Ph.D.)
Avionics, computers, applied and theoretical computer science, communications, controls, information theory, solid-state electronics, energy conversion, power electronics, power electronics, power systems, electromagnetics, signal processing, manufacturing, VLSI design, computer vision, electronic circuits, and opto-electronics

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (M.S.)
Manufacturing systems, manufacturing information systems

Integrated Engineering (Ph.D.)
Materials processing, geotechnical and environmental, intelligent systems

Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Mechanical systems, CAD/CAM, manufacturing, thermofluid sciences

College of Fine Arts

Art (M.A., M.F.A.)
Ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, art history, and art history/studio (M.F.A.); art education, photography (M.A.)

Comparative Arts (Ph.D.)


Film (M.A., M.F.A.)

Music (M.M.)
Composition, history and literature, music education, music therapy, performance, theory

Theater history and criticism (M.A.); acting, directing, playwriting, production design and technology (M.F.A.); theater general (M.A.)

* Offers graduate-level coursework but no degree or certificate.

College of Health and Human Services

Health Sciences (M.H.A.)
Health Administration

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (M.A.H.S.S., Ph.D.)
Speech-language pathology, audiology

Human and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)
Early childhood education, family studies, international and community nutrition, nutrition science

Physical Therapy (M.P.T.)

Recreation and Sport Sciences (M.S., M.S.A., M.B.A./M.S.A.)
Athletic training education, coaching education, physical education pedagogy, recreation studies, sport physiology and adult fitness, exercise physiology (M.S.); sports administration & facility management (M.S.A.); business/sports administration (M.B.A./M.S.A.).

Center for International Studies

International affairs (M.A.)
African studies, communication and development studies, development studies, Latin American studies, southeast Asian studies

Individual Interdisciplinary Program

Individual master's and doctoral programs

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Four-year professional program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (see separate catalog).

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