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Application instructions for applicants who hold DACA status

If you hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, you are eligible for admission to any degree program at The Ohio State University. Ohio State provides support for DACA students through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

For instructions, find the application for your program:


Regular application: Most programs

Most programs use a version of the regular graduate application (see a list of programs using the regular application). When you apply, answer application questions as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the regular graduate application

Application question How to answer
Country of citizenship Click the magnifying glass icon to select your country of citizenship.
Citizenship status
(refers to U.S. citizenship status)
Select "None of these."
Visa/Immigration information Select "I have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or I am in the process of seeking DACA approval."

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Application service: Business

Graduate programs in business use an application service (see a list of business programs). When you apply, answer application questions as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the business application

Application question How to answer
Country of citizenship Select your country of citizenship from the pull-down menu.
If you are not a U.S. permanent resident alien, refugee or asylee, complete all sections that describe your current immigration status.

Leave all fields in this section blank.

Once you have submitted your application: Send proof of your DACA status to Jennifer Marinello at marinello.1@osu.edu. Proof of DACA status can include a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

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Application service: Law

Graduate and professional programs in law use an application service. After you have completed the application for your discipline, you will be emailed a link to a supplemental application. Answer questions on the supplement as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the law application supplement

Application question How to answer
Country of primary citizenship Select your country of citizenship from the pull-down menu.
Citizenship status
(refers to U.S. citizenship status)
After creating an account, do not indicate a U.S. citizenship status.
Once you have submitted the supplement: Send proof of your DACA status to Jennifer Marinello at marinello.1@osu.edu. Proof of DACA status can include a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

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Application service: Others not listed above

Programs not listed above use an application service (see a list of these programs). After you have submitted the application for your discipline, you will be emailed a link to a supplemental application. Answer questions on the supplement as follows:

Instructions for applicants with DACA status
completing the application service supplement

Application question How to answer
Country of citizenship Click the magnifying glass icon to select your country of citizenship.
Citizenship status
(refers to U.S. citizenship status)
Select "None of these."
Visa/Immigration information Select "I do not hold a U.S. visa and I am requesting this visa type." You do not have to select F-1 or J-1.
Once you have submitted the supplement: Send proof of your DACA status to Jennifer Marinello at marinello.1@osu.edu. Proof of DACA status can include a copy of the I797 Notice of Action approving the I821D or your case number/USCIS Alien Number.

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Programs that use the regular application

Actuarial and Quantitative Risk Management Masters of Applied Quantitative Risk Management
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering PhD, MS
African American and African Studies PhD, MS
Agricultural and Extension Education PhD, MS, ME
Agricultural and Extension Education, Distance Learning MS
Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics PhD, MS
Allied Medicine MS
Anatomy PhD, MS
Animal Sciences PhD, MS, MAS
Anthropology PhD, MA
Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research MO
Applied Economics Masters of Applied Economics
Architecture MAHR
Art MFA
Art Education MA
Arts Administration, Education and Policy PhD
Arts Policy and Administration MA
Athletic Training BS
Astronomy PhD, MS
Atmospheric Sciences PhD, MS
Biochemistry (for PhD, see Ohio State Biochemistry Program, below) MS
Bioethics MA
Biomedical Engineering PhD, MS
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program PhD
Biophysics PhD, MS
Biostatistics PhD
Business Logistics Engineering MBL
Chemical Engineering PhD, MS
Chemical Physics PhD, MS
Chemistry PhD
City and Regional Planning PhD, MRP
Civil Engineering PhD, MS
Communication PhD, MA
Comparative Studies PhD, MA
Computer Science and Engineering PhD, MS
Consumer Sciences PhD, MS
Dance MFA
Dance Studies PhD
Dental Hygiene BS, Master of Dental Hygiene
Dentistry MS
Design MFA, MA
Earth Sciences PhD, MS
East Asian Languages and Literatures PhD, MA
East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Program MA
Economics PhD
Education: Teaching and Learning PhD, ME, MA, Specialist
Educational Studies PhD, ED, MA, Specialist
Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD, MS
English PhD, MA, MFA
Entomology PhD, MS
Environment and Natural Resources PhD, MS, MEN
Environmental Science PhD, MS
Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology PhD, MS
Film Studies MA
Food Science and Technology PhD, MS
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering PhD, MS
French PhD, MA
Genetic Counseling MS
Geodetic Science PhD, MS
Geography PhD, MA
Germanic Languages and Literatures PhD,MA
Global Engineering Leadership MGEL
Graduate Non-Degree ND
Greek and Latin PhD
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences PhD
Health and Wellness Innovation in Healthcare MA, BS
Health Information Management and Systems BS
Health Sciences Program BS
History PhD, MA
History of Art PhD, MA
Horticulture and Crop Science PhD, MS
Human Development and Family Science PhD
Human Nutrition (for PhD, see Ohio State Nutrition Program, below) MS
Industrial and Systems Engineering PhD, MS
Italian PhD
Kinesiology PhD, MS,DE
Landscape Architecture MLA
Latin American Studies MA
Law Masters in the Study of Law
Learning Technologies Masters of Learning Technology
Linguistics PhD
Materials Science and Engineering PhD, MS
Mathematics PhD, MMS
Mechanical Engineering PhD, MS
Medical Dietetics BS
Medical Laboratory Science BS
Medical Science MS
Microbiology PhD
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology PhD
Molecular Genetics PhD
Music Doctor of Musical Arts, PhD, MA, MM
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures PhD,MA
Neuroscience Graduate Program PhD
Nuclear Engineering PhD, MS
Nursing PhD, MS, BS
Nursing Practice DNP
Ohio State Biochemistry Program PhD
Ohio State Nutrition Program PhD
Oral Biology PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD, MS
Pharmacology MS
Philosophy PhD
Physics PhD
Plant Health Management Masters of Plant Health Management
Plant Pathology PhD, MS
Political Science PhD
Portuguese PhD
Psychology PhD
Public Health BS
Public Policy and Management PhD, MA, MPA
Radiologic Sciences and Therapy BS
Respiratory Therapy BS
Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures PhD, MA
Slavic and East European Studies MA
Social Work PhD, MSW
Sociology PhD
Spanish and Portuguese PhD
Speech and Hearing Science PhD, MA
Sports Coaching MSC
Statistics PhD, MS, MAS
Theatre PhD, MA, MFA
Translational Plant Science PhD
Veterinary Medicine, Comparative PhD, MS
Vision Science PhD, MS
Welding Engineering PhD, MS
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies PhD, MA

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Business programs

Accounting and Management Information Systems ACCTMIS PH
Business Administration BUSADM PH
Executive Master of Business Administration MB
Human Resource Management MHRM
Master of Accounting MACC
Master of Business Administration MBA
Master of Business Operational Excellence MBOE
MBA for Working Professionals PTMBA
Specialized Master in Business - Finance MB

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Other programs using an application service

Audiology AUDLOGY AUD
Dentistry DDS
Dental Hygiene MDHY
Health Services Management and Policy MHA
Law JD, LLM
Medicine MD
Occupational Therapy DOT
Optometry OD
Pharmacy ELP
Physical Therapy DPT
Public Health PhD, MS, MPH, PEP
Speech Language Pathology MA
Veterinary Medicine DVM

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