Jun 13, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Academic Organization

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Academic Organization


Ohio University offers graduate degree programs through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Scripps College of Communication, Education, Russ College of 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 Graduate College 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.)
Cell biology and physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, exercise physiology and muscle biology, microbiology, neurobiology

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

Classics and World Religions*

Conservation Biology (certificate)

Contemporary History (certificate)

Economics (M.A., M.F.E.)
Applied economics (M.A.), financial economics (M.F.E.)

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

Environmental and Plant Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biochemistry, cell biology, ecology, evolution, molecular biology, plant morphology, phycology, paleobotany, plant physiology, plant systematics

Environmental Studies (M.S.)
Life sciences, environmental monitoring, environmental policy and planning, physical and earth sciences, and environmental archaeology

Environmental Sustainability (certificate)

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

Geographic Information Science (certificate)

Geography (M.A.)

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

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

Linguistics (M.A.)
Linguistics, Teaching English as a second or foreign language

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

Molecular and Cellular Biology (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biology, chemistry, environmental and plant biology

Ohio Program of Intensive English*

Philosophy (M.A.)

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

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

Psychology (Ph.D.)
Clinical, experimental, industrial/organizational

Social Sciences (M.S.S.)

Social Work (M.S.W.)

Sociology (M.A.)

Women’s Studies (certificate)

College of Business

Business (M.B.A.)
Full-time M.B.A. Program, Professional Program M.B.A., Dual Business/Sports Administration, M.B.A./M.S.A.

Scripps College of Communication

Information and Telecommunications Systems (M.C.T.P.)

Communication Studies (Ph.D.)
Rhetoric and public culture, health communication, relating and organizing

Journalism (M.S.)
Broadcast journalism, magazine journalism, newswriting/editing, public relations, multimedia

Mass Communication (Ph.D.)
Journalism, Telecommunications

Media Arts & Studies (M.A.)
New technology and culture, media management and policy, multimedia, public broadcasting

Photography: Visual Communication (M.A.)
Photojournalism, Commercial Photography, PIcture Editing, Informational Graphics/Publication Design, Interactive Multimedia Design, Visual Media Management

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.)

Curriculum and Instruction (M.Ed., Ph.D.)

Early Childhood Special Education (M.Ed.)

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

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

Higher Education (Ph.D.)

Instructional Technology (Ph.D.)

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

Middle Childhood Education (M.Ed.)

Reading Education (M.Ed.)

Special Education (M.Ed.)

Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Biomedical Engineering (M.S.)
Cellular and molecular engineering, biomechanics, biomedical information processing

Bioinformatics (certificate)

Chemical Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.)
Biochemical and biomedical engineering, corrosion and flow in multiphase systems, batteries and fuel cells, electronic and advanced carbon materials, energy and pollution control, air quality and atmospheric chemistry

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

Computer Science (M.S.)
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Mobile robotics, medical image processing, artificial intelligence, distributed agents, scientific visualization, computer graphics, computational biology, approximate algorithms, complexity 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; avionics, applied and theoretical computer science, communications, controls, information theory, solid-state electronics, energy conversion, power electronics, power systems, electromagnetics, signal processing, manufacturing, VLSI design, computer vision, electronic circuits, optoelectronics

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

Mechanical and Systems Engineering (Ph.D.)
Industrial and Systems engineering, mechanical engineering

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

College of Fine Arts

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

Interdisciplinary Arts (Ph.D.)


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

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

Music Performance (certificate)

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

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

College of Health and Human Services

Gerontology (certificate)

Health Care Services Administration (certificate)

Health Policy (certificate)

Health Sciences (M.H.A., M.P.H.)
Health administration (M.H.A.); Public Health (M.P.H.)

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (M.A., Au.D., Ph.D.)
Speech-language pathology (M.A.); Audiology (Au.D.); Hearing Science (Ph.D.); Speech and Language Science (Ph.D.)

Human and Consumer Sciences (M.S.)
Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising; Child Development and Family Life; Early Childhood Education; Family Studies; Food and Nutrition

Nursing (M.S.N.)
Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, Family Nurse Practitioner

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Recreation and Sport Sciences (M.S., M.S.A., M.B.A./M.S.A.)
Athletic Administration (M.S.); Athletic Training (M.S.); Coaching Education (M.S.); Recreation Studies (M.S.); Exercise Physiology-research, Exercise Physiology-clinical (M.S.); Sports Administration (M.S.A.); dual Business/Sports Administration (M.B.A./M.S.A.).

Center for International Studies

International Affairs (M.A.)
African Studies, Communication and Development Studies, International Development Studies, Latin American Studies, Southeast Asian Studies.

Lifelong Learning

Executive, professional, and online degree programs

College of Osteopathic Medicine

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