Learn about and connect with our faculty. We cannot accept a student unless one of our faculty member’s volunteers to serve as their advisor. Potential students are encouraged to contact any faculty that they feel would be good match based on personal interests and long-term goals. This personal contact may be willing to advise or suggest another advisor. Conversely, be aware that blanket emailing all faculty is not a good idea. Choose the faculty *you* wish to work with and why you want to work with them in order to maximize impact and impressions. Contact information for our faculty members, along with their research details, can be found on our directory.
Reach out. After submitting your application, it is recommended that you stay in touch with OSU throughout the process so that you can confirm when your material were received and that faculty are still able to bring you on board. This is for your own benefit.