Apply Online

On this page, you will find the online forms needed to apply for admission to graduate programs at Ohio University.

If you have technical problems such as form submission, login problem, fixing your recommender's email address, please click here, or e-mail to contact our Help Desk.

Graduate Admissions

  • Graduate Degree Seeking Application - use this to apply for a Master or Doctoral degree program
  • Graduate Non-degree Application - use this to apply for non-degree, certificate, transient, post-baccalaureate, or international exchange student status
  • Recommendation Form - This is the Paper Recommendation Form. If you are submitting Online Letters of Recommendation from within the electronic application, please do not use this form!

Uploading Documents with Your Application

To speed up the application process, the Graduate College strongly encourages you to upload your documents to the application form. Please check the application requirements for the program to which you are applying to determine document content, format, and length. The online application allows you to upload:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Professional Plans
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Copy of Official Transcripts - Click here to view video instructions on submitting transcripts.
  • Unofficial test scores
  • Copies of passport and Visa documents (international students only)

When preparing materials to upload, please note the following:

  • PDF (strongly preferred) or DOC format
  • Files must be 10 MB or less in size
  • Files must not be password protected
  • PDF files must not be digitally signed
  • Save each file separately

PDF documents are strongly preferred. Click here for instructions on how to convert documents to PDF.

Applicants are encouraged to upload all required admissions documents with their online application. However, if an additional document needs to be submitted after an application has been entered you may upload any additional application documents here:

Ohio University Notice of Non-Discrimination

Ohio University does not discriminate against any person in employment or educational opportunities because of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University's non-discrimination policies, to receive discrimination/ harassment complaints from members of the University community, and to monitor the institution's compliance with state and federal non-discrimination laws and regulations:

Nicholas Olesky, Acting Title IX Coordinator for the Student Process
Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Ohio University
Lindley Hall 006
Athens, Ohio 45701
Voice: 740.593.9140
Fax: 740.593.9168

For more information about Ohio University's policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment, and for a description of Ohio University's grievance procedures, please visit the webpage for the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance at

Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity affirmative action university.

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