Application Procedures


Please note: Due to the negative financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program will not be considering applications for the coming academic year. Potential applicants who are interested in working with TPS-affiliated faculty and encouraged to contact faculty directly to inquire about applying through their home department. 

  1.  Visit The Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Admissions website for information regarding the admissions process, a step-by-step guide, and answers to frequently asked questions.

  2. Submit an online application
    • ​Supporting documentation to your application includes:
      • Statement of Purpose (500 words max.) - Please detail why you are seeking a PhD, and why the TPS program is a good fit for your academic and career goals. 
      • Research Experience (optional) - You may provide a publication, poster, or other document that outlines a specific research project or undergraduate experience.
      • CV
      • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
      • Official transcript(s) for each institution attended

OSU institutional code: #1592