Associated Degree Programs

The Ohio State University offers numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees with a focus on food, nutrition and health. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has active research programs in food and agriculture around the state.  Current and future students considering a course of study that aligns with our mission are encouraged to contact us at or connect directly with any of our affiliated faculty for more information. 

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Graduate Programs in Food, Nutrition and Health

The Ohio State Interdisciplinary PhD in Nutrition (OSUN) at Ohio State offers a PhD program with advanced training in the modern interdisciplinary nature of nutritional sciences.

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The OSU Department of Food Science and Technology offers both MS and PhD degree programs in food science. The department offers degrees in food chemistry, sensory science, functional foods for health and more. 

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The Ohio State Biochemistry Program (OSBP) is an interdisciplinary graduate program that trains students to investigate the biochemical basis of life and disease. In the program, students earn a PhD in Biochemistry after conducting original research in world-class laboratories. The interests of our faculty range from understanding fundamental biochemical pathways to dissecting molecular mechanisms that underlie human diseases. The training of our students is therefore equally broad, from basic physical biochemistry, structural biology and molecular genetics, through designing treatments for disease.

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The Graduate program in Horticulture and Crop Science provides training and leadership opportunities for the next generation of scientists who will address critical issues related to the production of food, feed, fuel, fiber and pharmaceutical crops in ways that are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally responsible.

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The PhD in Biomedical Sciences is offered through the College of Medicine and designed to provide both breadth and depth of high-quality training to prepare graduates for successful careers in biomedical research. 

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Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field concerned with unlocking the potential of data and information to solve problems, ultimately improving individual health, health care, public health and biomedical research.  The biomedical informatics programs are located in the Ohio State College of Medicine, giving students access to researchers addressing data-driven problems in biomedical science with expertise spanning the fields of bioinformatics, statistics, clinical informatics and big data methods. 

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The Ohio State University College of Public Health offers several graduate programs in the field.  The PhD in Public Health requires a specialization that is drawn primarily from one of the core areas of study offered by the program, including biostatistics, epidemiology and health behavior. 

Read more about the Public Health graduate program