May 25, 2024  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 [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, Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, and Health Sciences and Professions. Graduate programs are also offered through the Center for International Studies, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and the Heritage 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.

Center for International Studies

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

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 (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 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.)

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

Social Sciences (M.S.S.)

Sociology (M.A.)

Women’s Studies (certificate)

College of Business

Athletic Administration (M.S. in Athletic Administration)

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

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

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.

The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education

Adolescent to Young Adult Education (M.Ed.)

Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising (M.S. in Human and Consumer Science)

Coaching Education (M.S. in Recreation and Sport Sciences)

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.)

Recreation Studies (M.S. in Recreation and Sport Sciences)

Special Education (M.Ed.)

Graduate College

Individual Interdisciplinary Programs (Masters and Ph.D.)

College of Health Sciences and Professions

Athletic Training (M.S.)

Child and Family Studies (M.S.)

Clinical Informatics (certificate)

Communication Sciences and Disorders (M.A., Au.D., Ph.D.)
Speech-language pathology (Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology-degree designation change effective August 2011); Audiology (Au.D.); Hearing Science (Ph.D.); Speech and Language Science (Ph.D.)

Exercise Physiology(M.S.)
Clinical, research

Food and Nutrition Sciences (M.S.)

Gerontology (certificate)

Health Sciences (M.H.A., M.P.H.)

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

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

Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Public Health (M.P.H.)

Social Work (M.S.W.) 

eLearning OHIO

Executive, professional, and online degree programs

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

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., M.E.M.)
Manufacturing systems, manufacturing information systems, engineering management

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

Scripps College of Communication

Management Information and Telecommunications Systems (M.I.T.S.)

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

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

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

Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Traditional On-campus program, Executive MPA Program