Graduate School Admissions

Prospective students interested in plant breeding and genetics research at OSU should identify a faculty member or members as a potential mentor and apply to the respective graduate programs in the departments of Horticulture and Crop SciencePlant Pathology, and Entomology in the College of Food Agriculture and Environmental Science (CFAES) and the departments of Molecular Genetics and Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology in the College of Arts & Science (CA&S) or to the Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program. We encourage you to directly communicate with potential advisors.

The Ohio State University Graduate School admissions is a competitive process. The minimum undergraduate GPA is a 3.0 and requires a completed 4-year degree from an accredited institution. For full eligibility of internal fellowships, we recommend that you apply to programs by November 30th.