Graduate Student Research

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences provides numerous opportunities for graduate students to immerse themselves in research. Students have great access to faculty and their research projects, and the ability to create their own. Students may participate in research by working directly with a faculty member for research credits, volunteering on a project, being hired as a graduate research assistant, or through their thesis or dissertation work.


Annual Graduate Student Poster Session

We hold a CPHHS Graduate Poster Session in April each year. Graduate students are encouraged to submit an abstract for any project that represents past, present, or future research work conducted at OSU. The Poster Session is accompanied by a reception that encourages students and faculty to mingle and discuss each other’s work. The next poster session will be held April 5, 2019.


Research Resources

Research Programs, Projects, and Laboratories

Learn more about the vast array of research activities in our College. This comprehensive list is sorted by our five signature research areas.


Weekly Research Seminars

The College of Public Health & Human Sciences seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College and other researchers (national and international) to present and discuss current research topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Join us on Friday afternoons at 1:00 in the Hallie Ford Center.


Research Centers

Learn more about our College’s four distinctive research centers.


Research Trainings, Workshops, Events, and Resources

Various units on campus host research trainings and workshops for graduate students including the following (this is not an exhaustive list).

The Graduate School

The OSU Graduate School provides Opportunities including IRB drop-in hours, literature review, workshops, a Three-Minute Thesis Competition, and more.

The OSU library

The OSU library hosts many workshops, including how to manage your research data, tips on publishing and showcasing your research, and trainings on software like SPSS and Zotero.


Ecampus hosts a “Research in Action” podcast that explores a wide range of topics and issues related to research in higher ed.

Human Research Protection Program and IRB

Students can determine if a project requires IRB approval and begin to prepare an initial submission by going to Human Research Protection Program and IRB. IRB hosts drop-in hours for OSU students with questions or concerns about the IRB process.


CPHHS Mentored Grant Resources and Services

Graduate students who want to apply for externally funded sponsored projects such as fellowships, dissertation research, or pilot grant funding can obtain resources and assistance to successfully develop and submit proposals through OSU.