Application for Graduate Study

Graduate Applicants:

Welcome to the Ohio State University Graduate Application. We would like to thank you for considering Ohio State for your graduate study.

Before you begin the application:

You should plan to have on hand the documents you will need to upload with your application.

You will need to have ready copies of official transcripts from ALL institutions attended where college credit was earned - even if you attended while in high school. International applicants should include certified educational records and degree certificates or diplomas in the original language with English translations. Applicants who have attended Ohio State are not required to furnish OSU transcripts but must submit transcripts of any courses completed elsewhere.

You should also visit the following web site to see if there are other documents the program for which you are applying might require:

Examples of the types of documents needed by the program include:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
You should also plan to have these documents ready to upload with your application.

Other things to consider before you apply:

Were you previously enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program at Ohio State?
If so, you do not need to reapply to graduate school and therefore should not fill out this application. Instead, contact the Graduate School at for information about eligibility to reenroll or procedures to change programs.

Are you interested in enrolling as a graduate non-degree student?
If so, and you never attended OSU as a graduate student; please access the Graduate Non-degree application at

Are you interested in enrolling in a combined degree program?
If so, please review the approved programs as well as specific criteria for admission at the Graduate School web site:

Have you already applied but need to change or correct information on an already submitted application?
If so, please contact the Graduate and Professional Admission Office at

Application Fee

If you choose to submit this application, you will be charged a NON-REFUNDABLE application fee. Please know that if you submit an application in error, the application fee will not be refunded.

Your online application information will be retained for up to one year. If you should reapply for another term or to another program, you will be required to pay another non-refundable application fee and may be required to submit additional supporting documents.

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