Graduate Majors

Graduate Studies - Geography - Atmospheric Sciences

Graduate work in Geography has been offered at The Ohio State University since the early 1920s. Currently, the Department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. At both levels, an emphasis is placed on two of the requirements for present day geographers - theoretical understanding and methodological skills. Within the profession, the Department is known for its theoretical and empirical approaches in four specialty areas:

We invite you to learn about these programs and our expert Faculty who lead these programs so that you can gain greater insight into Geography at Ohio State.
For comprehensive information about applying to our graduate program please visit out Prospective Students page. This page outlines information concerning admission requirements, financial assistance, and other pertinent information for applicants.
In addition, we have prepared an in-depth Checklist for prospective students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Geography at Ohio State. The checklist is designed to help streamline the application process.
Prospective graduate students can access the graduate application Online. Please note that we rarely accept applicants for any semester other than Autumn Semester and if you want your application to be given full consideration for funding/admission then please have your application complete by the below dates:

*University Fellowships and Graduate Associateships (International)-November 30.
*University Fellowships and Graduate Associateships (US)-December 13.
*Notifications of such awards are made beginning March 15.

About Columbus

The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio. Since Columbus is the state capital, it offers amenities and diversity that are not found in traditional college towns. For more information on the city please check-out the information provided.


All inquiries about the application process and the Geography program more generally should be directed to the Graduate Program Coordinator, Rebekah Sims. Rebekah can be reached via email at or by telephone at (614) 292-2514.