Message to Alumni


Pat Osmer, dean

Patrick S. Osmer,
Vice Provost of Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School 

Congratulations on completing your graduate degree from Ohio State during the 100th anniversary of the Graduate School. Since the Graduate School was founded in 1911, over 157,500 graduate students have earned Ohio State master’s and Ph.D. degrees.

This is an extraordinary number, and it helps tell the story of why Ohio State is known across the world. I know that I will hear great things about you as you put your expertise to work.

Please stay in contact with us. Make sure that your home graduate program has up-to-date contact information for you. graduate program contact information Send them updates about where you are working and when you change jobs. We pay attention to where our graduates are working, and we want to have an accurate view of the full range of positions taken by our graduates. We will use this information to help alumni, graduate faculty, and current students network with each other and to educate policy makers and others about the value of graduate education.

I also want to hear from you about your experience while you were a graduate student. Your feedback is an invaluable part of the Graduate School’s continuous attention to graduate education quality. Please feel free to write to me directly at or via this on-line form. You are also welcome to contribute to the conversations about graduate education that take place on my blog. Finally, visit this site regularly for access to resources that are available to Ohio State graduate alumni.

Again, congratulations on your achievement. I wish you all the best, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Patrick S. Osmer

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School


Need help?

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

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