Otterbein University's Graduate School creates engaged and transformed leaders who shape tomorrow.

Graduate Studies at Otterbein

Otterbein University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in the areas of Allied Health, Business (MBA), Education, Educational Mathematics, & Nursing. If you’re a passionate learner looking for a graduate school experience with small class sizes, accessible faculty, and project-based learning, Otterbein is the perfect place for you.

Dean Barb Schaffner

Welcome to The Graduate School!

The Graduate School’s vision is to create engaged and transformed leaders who shape tomorrow!

The Graduate School provides service to all students pursuing graduate education. Graduate programs reflect the important and historic link between liberal arts and specialized professional education.  The humanities, sciences, and social sciences provide graduate students with the fundamental knowledge necessary for success in their chosen careers. Otterbein’s graduate curriculum incorporates insight from the liberal arts into each graduate level class, as appropriate.

We understand the unique circumstances of working adults, who may also have families, and try to make earning your degree as convenient as possible. We encourage prospective and current graduate students to access The Graduate School website to find out more about The Graduate School and the specific graduate programs offered at Otterbein University.

– Barbara Schaffner, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.P. Dean, The Graduate School and School of Professional Studies

Why do students choose Otterbein for graduate school?

Personal attention…

Student learning comes first. Students interact with faculty face-to-face to build relationships that last. Otterbein alumni networks keep students connected long past graduation.

Engaged faculty to guide students…

Our graduate faculty know the issues in their respective fields and help students apply new knowledge in the clinic, the classroom, the boardroom and other professional environments.

Otterbein’s convenient location…

Otterbein’s beautiful campus is located in Westerville, just north of Columbus. As the population of Central Ohio grows, Otterbein provides learning opportunities close to home.

See what the Allied Health program has to offer.

If you have a passion for healthcare, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to pursue a Master of Science in Allied Health at Otterbein University. With two tracks available in Exercise & Health Science, as well as Healthcare Administration, there is much to learn about the “people side of healthcare.” Visit campus; meet with the program director; see the newly renovated Health & Sport Sciences facility; and even sit in on one of our classes.

Schedule a visit:

Shelby Reichle
Email: reichle@otterbein.edu
Phone: 614-823-3559

Learn more about our programs in Education and Educational Mathematics.

Teachers looking to pursue a master’s degree, add a license, or earn an endorsement should consider Otterbein. With campus-based and blended learning models, we make it possible for teachers to be students again. If you are interested in making a career change and would like to get started on an initial licensure program, you should consider looking into our Master of Arts in Teaching or Post-Baccalaureates programs. Visit us to learn more about curriculum, cost, transfer credits, and how to apply

Schedule a visit:

Keisha Jordan
Graduate Education Recruiter
Email: jordan4@otterbein.edu
Phone: 614-823-1326

Connect with folks in our MBA program.

Considering an MBA? Contact us to set up a campus visit and meeting with our MBA program director. Learn more about our campus-based, evening MBA program and what to expect from your Otterbein experience. Want to see it for yourself? We’re also happy to schedule a class visit so you can get a front-row preview of our engaging business faculty and meet some of your future classmates.

Schedule a visit:

Jarrod Harchalk
Sr. Assistant Director of Graduate Admission
Email: jharchalk@otterbein.edu
Phone: 614-823-1096

Check out our Nursing program facilities.

Applicants to all Graduate Nursing Program majors may request a tour of the Department of Nursing facilities and Otterbein University at any time. Contact the Graduate Nursing Recruiter to schedule a tour. Applicant interviews may include facility and university tours, as well. Applicants to the Nurse Anesthesia major may tour Grant Medical Center classrooms & simulation labs, and meet with current students as part of the formal interview day.

Schedule a visit:

Kelly Cornett, BS, ASN, RN
Graduate Nursing Recruiter
Email: cornett1@otterbein.edu
Phone: 614-823-3272

Students in some of our graduate programs are eligible for financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Visit each program's page for more information.