Recruitment and Admissions

Graduate School role

The Graduate School’s role in recruitment is to provide leadership and expertise to the campus graduate community through visibility, identification, development, recruitment and support of prospective graduate students.

That focus on quality drives the Graduate School’s emphasis on admitting and producing graduate students of the highest quality as a top priority for Ohio State’s Ph.D. programs.


Through its Office of Graduate Student Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, the Graduate School is partnering with colleges, graduate programs, and other offices across campus to increase the visibility of Ohio State’s doctoral programs, to identify high-quality prospective students, and to create recruitment plans that bring those talented students to Ohio State and retain them through graduation.

Diversity in graduate education

Summer Research Opportunities Program

Best practices in recruitment

To learn more, contact Cyndi Freeman, senior director of graduate student recruitment and diversity initiatives, at (614) 247-6377.