CFAH offers opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students.


Graduate Students

Ongoing research projects contributes directly to the available scientific information needed by risk-assessors, policy makers and producers to develop risk assessment-based systems for the continued safety and security of our nation’s food supply, animal health and the economics of food production. Click for more information on faculty and their research.

Program of Study

Program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) are available through the Department of Animal Sciences. Typically, students complete both formal course work and research credits. Most courses are completed during the first 6-9 months of study on the Columbus campus of OSU (about 95 miles southwest of Wooster) and then the student returns to the Wooster campus to devote the remainder of their time in this research-oriented environment. Course requirements are tailored to the individual project and typically include courses in molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, epidemiology, biostatistics, virology/bacteriology, public health and zoonoses. Students are expected to complete a research project and thesis, present their work at scientific meetings and publish their results in peer-reviewed publications.

Admission Requirements & Procedures

It is usually in the best interest of the candidate to first make an initial contact with an individual faculty member.

For specific application information, see the following link

Wooster & Area

CFAH is located on the campus of CFAES Wooster in Wooster, OH. Wooster is located in NE Ohio between Cleveland and Columbus. Wooster, with a population of about 25,000, has a diversified economy based on both industry and agriculture. The city is located in a beautiful rural setting surrounded by rolling hills. Lake Erie, one of the US Great Lakes, is about an hour’s drive north and is popular for recreational water sports. Cleveland and Akron offer many outstanding cultural institutions, including the Cleveland Art Museum, Severence Hall, Great Lakes Science Center, Rock Hall of Fame, Akron Art Museum, Canton Art Museum and professional sports. Affordable housing, shopping, recreational facilities, entertainment and employment opportunities for spouses are readily available.


CFAH faculty work with undergraduate students from the the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) and the summer OSU Wooster Campus Research Internship Program (ORIP)Feel free to contact any of our faculty to find out about additional research opportunities for undergraduates.