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Curriculum Planning

Please contact the office if you have any questions concerning what classes to schedule. 

Required Courses: Students entering 2012 or later 

Required Courses: Students entering 2011 or earlier​​

First Year Curriculum for students entering Summer of 2012 or later

First ​Year C​urriculum​​ ​​​for students entering in 2011 or earlier


Second Year Curriculum for Students entering Summer of 2012 or later

Second Year Cu​rriculum​​​​ for students entering in 2011 or earlier

Curriculum Subsequent to Second Year for students entering Summer of 2012 or later

Curriculum Subsequent t​o Secon​d Year​​​ for students entering in 2011 or earlier

Appendix D includes a list of checklists for students meetings and forms to document these meetings. Many of these meetings are required. ​​​

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.

CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENTS

Post-candidacy doctoral students:  3 credit hours per semester or summer session.

Graduate Associates: Graduate associates must register for at least 8 credit hours per semester, except in summer session, when the minimum is 4. Post-candidacy doctoral students must register for at least 3 credit hours each semester or summer session an appointment is held. These registration requirements can include research hours.

Fellows and Trainees: Students holding the titles Graduate Fellow or Graduate Trainee, regardless of the source of the funds, must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester the appointment is held except in summer session when the minimum is 6. Graduate Fellows or Graduate Trainees who are post-candidacy doctoral students must register for at least 3 credit hours per semester or summer session an appointment is held. These registration requirements can include research hours.

International Students: International students are required to register for a minimum of eight credit hours per semester except in summer session, when the minimum is four, unless they hold appointments as fellows or trainees. International students who are post-candidacy must register for at least three credit hours. These registration requirements can include research hours.

For more information, see the Graduate school Handbook (Section 3.1: Course Load) here:  http://gradsch.osu.edu/3.1-course-load.html​

​*For pre-candidacy students, the maximum amount of credit hours allowed is 18.
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