About the Graduate School

M. Scott Herness, interim vice provost for graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School



The Graduate School provides strategic leadership for graduate education at The Ohio State University.

It fosters quality in graduate education and research by ensuring high standards for graduate degree programs and by providing essential services that support the work of graduate students, faculty, and staff.

The Graduate School has made a commitment to effective recruitment, retention, and support systems for all students; inherent is that commitment is the belief that diversity is a critical part of excellence in graduate education.The Graduate School promotes cultural diversity in the community of graduate faculty and students and is an essential partner with the colleges and graduate programs in leveraging financial resources to recruit and support highly talented graduate students. More


The Graduate School is committed to ensuring the high quality of graduate programs at The Ohio State University, contributing to its goal of being the leading public land-grant and research university in the nation. Graduate School strategic plan


Commitment to quality and collaboration

The Graduate School works with Ohio State's colleges and graduate programs to ensure that Ohio State is offering the highest quality graduate degree experiences to its students. The Graduate School is an active player in national and international efforts related to graduate education. It is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools and CIC Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

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Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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