Graduate School Handbook
The Graduate School Handbook contains the rules, policies, and guidelines applicable to the graduate community at The Ohio State University. It is the primary reference guide for graduate students, graduate faculty, and graduate program staff.
These rules, policies, and guidelines are reviewed by the Graduate Council and approved by the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School.
The handbook is regularly updated through the year as the Graduate Council makes or revises rules and guidelines.
Handbook Academic Year 2015-16 (semesters)
Handbook, annotations of changes
Administration of Graduate Education at Ohio State
Course credit, marks, and point-hour ratio
Academic and professional standards
Master's degree programs
Doctoral degree programs
Special graduate programs
CIC traveling scholar program
Petitions: Graduate school rules and graduate associate policies
Graduate studies committee
Graduate Faculty membership
Guidelines for Video Conferencing Relating to Master's and Doctoral Examinations
Research Standards and Misconduct
Guidelines for Student Grievances
Guidelines for Short-Term Absences and Leaves of Absence for Graduate Students Appointed as GAs, Fellows, and Trainees
Appendix F - Graduate Advising Best Practices
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