General Process

  1. Go to gpadmissions.osu.edu.
  • Select How to apply
  • Select Find your program
  • Choose E and scroll down to Educational Studies
    • Select the degree you have chosen to apply to. Four of the five degrees offered by our department are listed here: Master of Arts, Educational Specialist, Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy. Not every program is offered in every degree. Check for yours here.
    • If you are applying to the Master of Learning Technologies, you will have to choose L and scroll down to Learning Technologies.
  • Select Apply
    • Select the application term
    • Each specialization has set dates for their application deadlines
      • February 1st: Educational Administration EdD, Higher Education & Student Affairs EdD
      • March 1st: Educational Administration MA for Summer Term, Master of Learning Technologies, Workforce Development MA for Summer Term and Autumn Semester
      • April 1st: Educational Administration MA for Autumn Semester
      • November 1st: Educational Administration MA for Spring Semester, Workforce Development MA for Spring Semester
      • December 1st: Counselor Education MA/PhD, Educational Administration PhD, Educational Policy MA/PhD, Educational Psychology MA/PhD, Philosophy and History of Education MA/PhD, Higher Education and Student Affairs MA/PhD, Learning Technologies PhD, Quantitative Research, Evaluation & Measurement MA/PhD, School Psychology MA/PhD, Special Education MA/PhD

2. Find the correct graduate application.

  • Select I am a current or recent Ohio State student if
    • You have been enrolled at Ohio State as a degree or non-degree seeking student within the last three terms
    • You have earned a degree from Ohio State (recent graduate) within the last three terms
    • You have been admitted to Ohio State, but are looking to apply to an Educational Studies program (Intra University Transfer) within the last three terms
  • Select I have never attended Ohio State or I am a former Ohio State student if
    • You have not enrolled at Ohio State within the last three terms as a degree or non-degree seeking student
    • You have graduated from Ohio State and received a degree more than three terms ago
    • You were admitted to Ohio State, paid fees, but withdrew from the university and previous program (Intra University Transfer) more than three terms ago
    • You have never taken a course at Ohio State

3. Create or Log-In to your application account.

4. To start a new application, you will have to choose either:

  • Graduate Level Applications
    • You will enter Educational Studies as your Academic Program/Plan
      • Applicants applying to any program in Educational Studies will select that as their Academic Program/Plan. Once inside the application, specializations will be designated under Program Data-Sub-Plan Section
    • Choose the degree and start term
    • Choose start application
  • Graduate Intra-University Transfer
    • Select Term and Campus and then choose start application

Graduate and Professional Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.

Each degree program has an application checklist that will help guide you as you complete the process.