Graduate Academic Advising


Each graduate student must have a faculty advisor whose responsibility it is to help form an academic program, monitor progress through the agreed-upon program, implement necessary procedures that require signatures at various steps along the way, and guide the thesis (if any) or dissertation research that forms part of the student’s course of study.

PhD Students

If you received a financial aid offer from an CEGE faculty, this faculty member is your PhD advisor.

For students who did not receive a financial aid offer from a faculty in the CEGE department, you will be assigned a temporary advisor until you arrive at OSU.  Once you arrive on campus, an advisor will be assigned to you based on your area of interest and faculty loading. To review faculty in your area of interest, please visit the faculty directory. Choose a research area that interests you and visit the websites of the faculty members listed. Establish contact with the selected faculty member by e-mail to inquire about GRA opportunities. Please do not mass email faculty.

MS Students

New MS students are assigned a temporary faculty advisor. Once you arrive at OSU, you will be assigned a permanent advisor based on your area of interest and faculty loading.

Graduate Advisor Responsibilities

Graduate advisors are held to a specific set of standards and responsibilities in order to best serve students. You can find more information in the Graduate Student Handbook

Please contact Dina Galley ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Graduate Program Contact


Dina Galley
Graduate Program Coordinator
(614) 292-2005

Dina assists the graduate studies chairperson with the admissions processes for MS and PhD applicants, and also assists CEGE graduate students with various scheduling and department processes.

While walk-ins are not available, you can make an appointment request by clicking HERE.