Graduate Students

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The Ohio State University is one of the world’s best comprehensive, public research universities, attracting world-class faculty and graduate students with our state-of-the-art facilities and abundant research opportunities.

Ohio State's engineering graduate program is ranked first among all Ohio universities and 17th nationally among public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Ohio State’s College of Engineering has much to offer you including:

  • A choice of 14 Engineering and 3 Knowlton School of Architecture graduate programs

  • An interdisciplinary graduate education

  • A graduate degree with a dual or combined program, formal graduate minor, or interdisciplinary specialization

  • Financial support: In 2018, over 90% of our PhD students were funded and 44% of MS students received funding.

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At Ohio State, we have a vast infrastructure to support graduate education and research at the highest level. The College of Engineering ranks 3rd nationally in research and development expenditures, and 6th among public universities in industry-sponsored research.

We put a strong emphasis on industry/university research collaboration because we understand the importance of the industry connection to your academic and professional development. Our college houses more National Science Foundation Industry University Collaborative Research Centers than any other school in the United States, and maintains a long-standing research and scholarship partnership with Honda of America Manufacturing.

Research focuses range from solar energy to clean water to cybersecurity, and complement the array of degree programs offered through the College of Engineering. You can earn a master’s degree in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering; City and Regional Planning; Nuclear Engineering, or Landscape Architecture, to name a few.