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The Ohio State University is one of the world’s best comprehensive, public research universities, and it attracts high-achieving faculty and graduate students with its state-of-the-art facilities and abundant research opportunities. Ohio State’s 10,000 graduate students have access to a large and dynamic university environment, outstanding academic and professional development resources, and the cultural and recreational opportunities of Columbus, Ohio, one of the country’s fastest-growing cities.

Our graduate degree programs in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering are designed to help you recognize where opportunity abounds. As technology evolves, traditional academic boundaries cross and our graduate students become engaged in learning experiences that help them acquire knowledge through direct connections to individuals in emerging areas of their own field of engineering, in interdisciplinary endeavors involving challenges at the intersection of established disciplines, and in research and technology organizations with highly skilled workforces. Over the course of the past 25 years, our department’s engineering programs have collectively conferred roughly 2,000 degrees to highly motivated students who chose to complete their graduate education at Ohio State, and have gone on to successful careers in industry, government, and academia.

Our department provides diverse opportunities for graduate studies in fundamental and applied research in all areas of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering.  We also focus on multidisciplinary, collaborative research with faculty in other departments in the College of Engineering and in colleges at The Ohio State University including the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Medicine.

We encourage you to look around our website where you will find information about our talented faculty and their research, our numerous academic and research labs that students can work in, and the program requirements for all three of our graduate programs. If you have any questions about admission into any of our Graduate Programs, please contact Nick Breckenridge at