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Candidacy Exam


Candidacy Exam Preparation Credit

As noted in Appendix J of the BSGP Handbook, the written portion of the Candidacy Examination will be taken by the end of Autumn Semester of the third year for Ph.D. students, and by the beginning of year 4 for MSTP students. Registration for BSGP 8999 should reflect candidacy exam preparation during the semester the student completes the written portion of the exam.

Students should register for at least three credits in the advisor's section of BSGP 8999 and one credit of BSGP 8999 for each member of the candidacy exam committee during the semester the student completes the written portion of the exam.

Example:  Mary Smith is Dr. Parvin's advisee with Committee Members:  Dr. Jones, Dr. Gate, and Dr. Black. She will complete her candidacy exam this semester. Mary registers for at least 3 credits of BSGP 8999 in Dr. Parvin's section; 1 credit of BSGP 8999 in Dr. Jones' section; 1 credit of BSGP 8999 in Dr. Gate's section; and 1 credit of BSGP 8999 in Dr. Black's section for a total of 6 credits of BSGP 8999.


Application for Candidacy
*GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FOR CANDIDACY – DUE THROUGH GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO PROPOSED DATE FOR ORAL PORTION (THIS IS IN ADDITION TO BSGP Candidacy Examination Evaluation Form)
 
NOTE: ALL GRADUATE SCHOOL FORMS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE OSU GRAD FORMS WEBSITE. FOR ADDITONAL HELP VISIT THE FORMS HELP PAGE​. ​

 
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