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					The William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular
Engineering Graduate Guide 2010

Introduction                                                               3
Graduate Studies Committee                                                 4
Department Mission Statement                                               4
Graduate Degree Programs                                                   4
Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program                                        5
    Ph.D-Degree Requirements                                               5
    Course Requirements                                                    5
    Core Courses                                                           5
    Advanced Graduate Courses in Chemical Engineering                      5
    Other Elective Courses                                                 6
    Research Requirements                                                  6
    Transferring Masters Degree Credits                                    6
    Language Requirements                                                  6
    Academic Standards                                                     6
    Course Credit, Marks, and Point-Hour Ratio                             6
    Ph.D-Degree Qualifying Examination                                     7
    Purpose and Format                                                     7
    Part I: Literature-Critiquing Exam                                     7
    Part II: Research Proposition Exam                                     8
    Additional Requirements                                                8
    Ph.D-Degree Candidacy Examination                                      9
    Continuous Enrollment Policy                                           10
    Application to Graduate                                                11
    Ph.D-Degree Final Oral Examination                                     11
    Ph.D-Degree Dissertation                                               12
Master’s of Science Degree Program                                         12
    Program of Study                                                       12
    Course Requirements                                                    12
    Core Courses                                                           13
    Chemical Engineering Electives                                         13
    Other Elective Courses                                                 13
    Language Requirements                                                  13
    Additional Requirements                                                13
    Application to Graduate                                                14
    Master’s-Degree Examination                                            14
    Master’s-Degree Thesis                                                 14
Combined BS/MS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Program            15
    Criteria                                                               15
    General Description                                                    15
    General and Specific Education Goals                                   15
    Status in Graduate Program                                             15
    Curriculum for Combined BS/MS in Chemical Engineering                  16
Seminar Courses                                                            17
Advisor Selection                                                          17
Course Registration                                                        18
    Course Load                                                            18
    Course Credit                                                          18
    OSU Late Registration Fees                                             19
    Advice to Students                                                     19
    How the Waitlist Works                                                 19
    Course Registration Procedures for Matriculating (Incoming) Students   19
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    Schedule Changes After the 1 Week of classes                           20
    Course Registration Procedures Second and Subsequent Quarters          21


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Grades                                                                             21
Go to the Graduate School to:                                                      21
Go to the Registrar to:                                                            21
Petitions and Other Special Requests                                               22
Graduate Research Associate Appointments                                           22
Grievance Procedures (Graduate Associate)                                          22
Fellowships                                                                        23
Benefits Information                                                               23
Policy for Graduate Students with Non-Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Degrees   23
Instructional Associate Requirements                                               24
Language Requirement                                                               25
Professional Ethics and Code of Student Conduct                                    25
General Concerns and Grievance Procedures                                          27

Appendix                                                                           28




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                                  INTRODUCTION
This guide contains policies, rules, procedures and general information that affect both
graduate students and graduate faculty in the Department of Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). The material presented here has been discussed,
and approved by a vote of the graduate faculty in CBE. The primary document
governing graduate programs at The Ohio State University (OSU) is the most recent
edition of the Graduate School Handbook (GSH). This guide, prepared by the Graduate
Studies Committee (GSC) and Graduate Program Coordinator, is intended to specify
Departmental policies and facilities unique to the Department and not covered in the
GSH. CBE students are advised to become thoroughly familiar with, and abide by, the
appropriate sections of the GSH and this departmental guide. None of the regulations
of the department’s graduate program should contradict those of the Graduate School.
Faculty and graduate students in the CBE Program are strongly encouraged to refer to
updated versions of the departmental Graduate Guide and the Graduate School
Handbook (GSH). For updated departmental policies and procedures, please refer to
the departmental website (http://www.chbmeng.ohio-state.edu/).        The Ohio State
University Graduate School regulations are available on-line at (www.gradsch.ohio-
state.edu).

There are many other instructive publications which contain information directly relevant
to graduate education. For example, refer to the Guidelines for Preparing and
Submitting Theses, Dissertations and D.M.A. Documents (issued by The Graduate
School) for specific instructions to prepare for the Master’s Degree thesis and the Ph.D-
degree dissertation. These documents are required reading for every graduate student
who intends to submit a thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School. If you are new to
the university, please visit the website of The Office of Student Affairs
(http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/) and also obtain a copy of the Graduate Quality of
University Experience (GQUE) from the Graduate School. The CBE Department will
make every effort necessary to provide both the physical resources and intellectual
environment for successful completion of your graduate program. Graduate students
are expected to exhibit motivation, integrity, and the professional ambition in order to
fully utilize the resources available for this achievement. We hope that each student will
experience professional growth and personal enjoyment during their graduate program
at OSU.

The Department offers the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering.
Graduate research may be conducted in any of the research areas associated with the
graduate faculty.   For a current list, refer to the department’s website at:
http://www.chbmeng.ohio-state.edu/. Research also may be conducted in other areas if
approved in advance by the GSC.

There are also several forms which graduate students will periodically use during their
time at Ohio State. These are noted in the Appendix.




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                          Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in CBE is composed of Graduate Faculty
members in the Department who wish to serve on the Committee. The GSH defines the
Graduate Faculty and describes the responsibilities of the Graduate Studies Committee.
The Graduate Studies Committee Chair is appointed by the Department Chair.

                        Department Mission Statement

      To create knowledge in the field of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
      through cutting-edge research, including interdisciplinary research, and pass this
      new knowledge on to our students, our profession, and society in general.
      To educate undergraduate and graduate students in Chemical and Biomolecular
      Engineering and foster cross-fertilization of allied fields.
      To serve the public, academic, industrial and governmental communities through
      consultation, collaborative efforts, entrepreneurial activity and dissemination of
      research results.
      To create a learning environment that fosters diversity in scholarship, approach
      to teaching and in student, faculty and staff make-up.
      To instill in our students an appreciation of, and the necessity for, life long
      learning and to provide them the skills to prosper in a global economy.

                           Graduate Degree Programs

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of
Engineering offers a broad program of graduate study, leading to the MS-degree and to
the Ph.D. degree. The Master of Science (MS) is an intermediary degree which can
lead to the Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree. The MS-degree is offered as either thesis or non-
thesis option.

The thesis based MS-degree course study consists of prerequisites, a core of courses,
related theoretical and research-area courses, and thesis-specific to each student’s
area(s). The program requires a minimum of 45 quarter credit hours of graduate-level
credit hours.

The Doctoral or Ph.D.-degree is recognized terminal degree in the practical and creative
areas in chemical engineering. The Ph.D. candidate is one who understands and
demonstrates what it means to be a working researcher. Each degree program consists
of prerequisites, a core of courses, related theoretical and applied courses, and a
dissertation project specific to the research area. It requires a minimum of 120 graduate
credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree.

The Ohio State University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is an
accredited member of the AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers
(www.aiche.org) and the ACS – American Chemical Society (www.acs.org).



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                    Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program

Ph.D.-Degree Requirements
Procedures and requirements for the Ph.D.-degree are detailed in the GSH.             The
Department requires a qualifying examination. No foreign language is required

A minimum of 120 graduate credit hours are required beyond the Bachelor’s degree of
which 43 hours are for courses, not including ChBE 999. Course credit hours should
normally be divided among (1) Chemical Engineering, (2) basic sciences, and (3) area
of specialization. Students shall develop their course of study in consultation with their
respective advisors and the other members of each student’s Graduate Advisory
Committee. The course work shall provide a concentration in a specific area, yet allow
reasonable breadth of subject matter, being designed to foster both productive
scholarship and knowledge of chemical engineering in relation to allied fields

Course Requirements
The minimum course requirements beyond the Bachelor’s degree are classified into
three areas:

Core Courses
The total core course requirements are 22 credit hours. These courses and the material
prerequisite to them must be mastered by all Ph.D.-degree students. A student may be
excused from any of the following required courses if an equivalent course was taken
for the MS-degree at another university. In order to be excused from one of the core
courses, the student must submit a detailed description of the course, including the
syllabus, details of where and when it was taken, and a copy of the transcript showing a
grade for this course, to the Graduate Studies Committee. The Committee will review
these materials and then decide whether or not to allow the student to substitute the
transfer course in place of the related OSU course.

ChBE 801 (3)               Chemical Engineering Analysis
ChBE 808 (3)               Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ChBE 812 (3)               Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics
ChBE 815.01 (3)            Advanced Mass Transfer – I
ChBE 815.08 (3)            Advanced Momentum Transfer – I
ChBE 881 (3)               Research Methods in Chemical Engineering
ChBE 981 (2)               Research Proposal in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Chem 685 (2)               Safety Seminar

Advanced Graduate Courses in Chemical Engineering
The minimum requirement is 12 credit hours. Courses in this area must be selected
with the advisor’s guidance and will be integrated into a program that is of greatest
value to the student.




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Other Elective Courses
Graduate level courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering (6xx or higher) or
other scientific, mathematics, or engineering disciplines (5xx or higher) are to be
selected to fit the candidate’s goals with the consent of the advisor. Nine (9) quarter-
credit hours are required.

Research Requirements
At least 77 credit hours of research (ChBE 999) are required. It is recommended that
each student select a research topic by the end of the first quarter of work in the Ph.D.
program. A satisfactory dissertation, as judged by the advisor and the Reading
Committee under the Graduate School Rules, must be submitted as one of the
requirements for the Ph.D. degree.

Transferring Masters Degree Credits
If a student has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from another university,
they may transfer it as 45 quarter hours of credit. This will change the requirements for
the following: Advanced Graduate Courses in Chemical Engineering from 12 to 6
credits, Other Elective Courses from 9 credits to 6 credits, and Research Requirements
from 77 credits to 41 credits. Please see the Ph.D.-Degree Study Plan with an MS
Degree in the appendix. You should transfer your MS Degree during your first
academic year.

Language Requirements
All students must be proficient in written and oral English. Non-native English speaking
students must pass the equivalent of English 106, 107, 108 and EDU T&L 504 and 505.
Note that these requirements must be fulfilled, including passing the Test of Spoken
English or SPEAK Test, prior to undertaking the Instructional Associate Requirement.
For more information on this topic, please refer to The Ohio State University Office of
International Affairs (OIA) website at: http://www.oia.ohio-state.edu/.

Academic Standards
The Department follows the academic standards of the Graduate School specified in the
GSH. If, in the opinion of his/her advisor, a CBE graduate student is not making
reasonable progress toward the degree, the GSC shall review (the student’s) academic
and research performance. If the GSC concurs, the Chair may then recommend to the
Dean of the Graduate School that the student be denied further registration in CBE.

Course Credit, Marks, and Point-Hour Ratio
The Department follows the policies and criteria of course credit, marks, and point-hour
ration defined in the GSH.




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Ph.D.-Degree QUALIFYING EXAMINATION

Purpose and Format
It is essential that Ph.D.-degree bound graduate students have a sound background in
chemical engineering and the creativity and judgment necessary to conduct
independent research. The purpose of the Qualifying Examination is to assess these
qualities with an emphasis on evaluation of the student’s potential to conduct original
research. To serve this purpose, the Exam will have two parts that are administered
sequentially after the students have completed six core courses (ChBE 801, ChBE 808,
ChBE 812, ChBE 815.01, ChBE 815.08, and ChBE 881) with a minimum average GPA
of 3.2 in these six core courses. If a student has a Core GPA between 3.0 and 3.19, the
student must petition, with approval of their advisor, to be able to take the Qualifying
Examination. If a student has a Core GPA below 3.0, they will not be allowed to
proceed in the Ph.D. program.

The first part of the exam will test the student’s ability to comprehend and critique
modern chemical engineering research literature. This examination should be taken
immediately after the student has completed the six core courses. Part I will usually be
administered immediately after the final week of Spring quarter for students started in
Autumn quarter. Part II of the exam will test the student’s ability to initiate original
research and formulate a plan to conduct the research. This examination should be
taken within two quarters after the student has passed the first part of the exam or
before the start of the second Winter quarter (or the sixth quarter after the student’s
Autumn quarter matriculation), or when the student’s Advisor feels it is appropriate.
Students with an average core course GPA of 3.45 or higher may be waived from the
first part of the qualifying exam. The student's advisor must submit a letter requesting
the waiver to the GSC, who will make the final decision. If this request is approved,
these students may proceed directly to the second part of the exam. Since the core
course GPA is calculated based only on grades received in OSU courses, students who
wish to be considered for a waiver of the first part of the exam must take at least three
of the six core courses at OSU. Transfer students who take fewer than three core
courses at OSU will be required to take the first part of the exam. Details about each
part of the examination are explained as follows:

Part I: Literature-Critiquing Exam
This exam will be based upon the student’s ability to critically evaluate a recently
published research article in chemical engineering journals. Specifically, the student will
be asked to:

   a) Identify the problems addressed in the paper
   b) Formulate a critical appraisal of the author’s contributions to the problems and
      the significance of the work
   c) Critically evaluate the technical soundness of the approach used and results
      obtained in the work
   d) Propose in concrete terms research work that might be done to extend and (if
      necessary) improve upon the study discussed in the article.



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The student taking the exam will be given three research articles to consider. The
student will have one week to choose one of those three articles to evaluate, and
another week to submit a written report addressing the four points listed above. Within 6
working days after the submission of the report, the student will give an oral
presentation to a three-member faculty panel. The oral presentation will be
approximately 1 hour in length; the student will first give a 20-minute presentation,
followed by a 40- minute question and answer session. The panel members for this
examination will be selected by the Graduate Studies Committee. The student's advisor
will not be a member of the panel. A majority vote from the faculty panel is required for
the student to pass this exam. If the student fails the exam, he/she must take the exam
again after one quarter before he/she can take the Research Proposition Exam.

Part II: Research Proposition Exam
This exam will test the student’s ability to initiate original research and formulate a plan
to conduct the research. Immediately after having been waived from or having passed
Part I, the student should consult with his/her advisor on the research topic and prepare
a proposal outlining a research plan that may be conducted as a part of his/her
dissertation research. The proposal should be prepared following the format and
guidelines provided by the student’s advisor. Usually the proposal should contain
statements about the research problems and approaches to be used, literature review,
project goal and specific objectives, experimental methods, and expected results and
significance of the work. It is highly advisable to follow the NSF proposal guidelines in
preparing the proposal. The proposal should be submitted to a three-member
committee with the student’s advisor as the chair of the committee. The student should
then orally defend the proposal within two weeks of proposal submission. The oral
defense should include a 30-minute presentation followed with questions and answers,
for a total of 1.5 hours. A majority vote from the committee is required for the student to
pass this examination. If the student fails the exam the first time, he/she may take the
exam again after one quarter. If he/she should fail the exam twice, he/she will not be
allowed to continue in the Ph.D. program.

Additional Requirements
The advisor and Graduate Studies Committee may determine that additional
requirements are appropriate for an individual student’s academic program. The nature
of such requirements may be to satisfy unusual deficiencies or to recommend special
professional enrichment opportunities. Such requirements will have been established
within six months after (the student) passed the Qualifying Exam.




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Ph.D.-Degree CANDIDACY EXAMINATION
When a student has passed the Qualifying Examination and met all of the course
requirements, he or she becomes eligible to take the Ph.D. Candidacy Examination in
Chemical Engineering. The Graduate School Handbook outlines the requirements for
the Candidacy Examination. Refer to the GSH for policies about the timing and purpose
of the Candidacy Examination. It is a single examination consisting of two portions,
written and oral, administered under the auspices of the Graduate Studies Committee in
conjunction with the student’s Advisory Committee and the Graduate School. The
Candidacy Examination is a test of the student’s knowledge of chemical engineering
and allied areas of study, of the capacity to undertake independent research, and of the
ability to think and express the ideas clearly. It should be open-ended in nature.

The Advisory and Candidacy Examination Committee is chaired by the student’s
advisor and is responsible for administering the written and oral examinations and for
evaluating the examination in accordance with the rules of the Graduate Studies
Committee and the Graduate School. The advisory committee consists of four
authorized Graduate Faculty members including the student’s advisor. The Candidacy
Examination will cover the broad aspects of the student’s area of specialization, but
should not be limited to the dissertation subject. If the student has demonstrated a
weakness in a major area of his or her course work, then the appropriate faculty
member(s) will serve on the Advisory Committee. Each member of the Advisory
Committee will prepare one or more questions for the student, for the written
examination, which he or she will grade. The Advisory Committee will determine the
dates for the written portion of the Candidacy Examination; however, the time period in
which the written portion is administered to the candidate will not exceed seven
calendar days. Each student must be responsible to learn for the deadlines, options,
forms (which are) required and take the full responsibility of executing them in a timely
manner.

The oral portion of the Candidacy Examination is conducted according to the rules of
the Graduate School. The oral portion should be scheduled within one month of the
completion of the written portion. The research proposal prepared by the student for
ChBE 981 should be distributed to those Advisory Committee members who have not
seen it, not less than one week prior to the oral portion of the exam.

Format for the oral presentation. The Policy and Standards Committee Research and
Graduate Council interpret this rule to mean that the presentation should not be a formal
presentation of a prepared talk. To satisfy the oral part of the examination, the
candidate must demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field. The oral portion of the
Candidacy Examination lasts approximately two hours. Oral presentation of any
proposal or other prepared materials must be made prior to or after the oral
examination. Questioning of the student should occupy the entire period of the
examination.

At the conclusion of the oral portion, the committee determines pass or fail of the entire
Candidacy Examination, based on both the written and oral performance. Attendance



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at the oral portion of the exam is limited to the student and the members of the
Examination Committee. Successful completion of the Candidacy Examination requires
a unanimously affirmative decision of the Committee. After satisfactory completion of
the Candidacy Exam the student may be admitted to the candidacy for the doctoral
degree which signifies that the student is judged to be properly prepared to undertake
work on the dissertation.

Continuous Enrollment. This policy is effective for all students who were admitted to
the Graduate School Autumn Quarter 2008 and after.

All students who successfully complete the doctoral candidacy examination will be
required to be enrolled in every quarter of their candidacy (summer excluded) until
graduation. Students must be enrolled for at least 3 credits per quarter. While the
Graduate School and the individual graduate programs will monitor the enrollment of all
post-candidacy students, it ultimately will be the responsibility of each student to ensure
that they are meeting the enrollment provisions of this policy.

Non-enrollment. Post-candidacy students who do not enroll in a required quarter will
be withdrawn from active candidacy status. A student whose candidacy status has been
withdrawn will not be allowed to continue on in the doctoral program until reinstated. A
hold will be placed on the student’s university record preventing any further registration
or access to university resources. A student wishing to be reinstated to the doctoral
program and active candidacy status will need to petition the Graduate Studies
Committee in their program. If approved, the Graduate Studies Chair of the program will
send to the Graduate School a formal request to allow the student to resume studies
and register. Non-enrollment does not interrupt a student’s five year candidacy period.
Upon approval of a post-candidacy reinstatement, the student will be retroactively
enrolled in every quarter of missed enrollment for three credits of 999 research hours
under their advisor. The student will be responsible for paying the past tuition charges
as well as the current university per quarter late registration penalty. All past due
charges will need to be paid before the Graduate School will approve the student for
any future enrollment.

Leave of Absence. Post-candidacy students who cannot continue in their doctoral
program due to extenuating circumstances can request a Leave of Absence from their
doctoral studies on a quarterly basis for up to a maximum overall leave period of one
year. While there are many situations upon which a leave can be requested, such as
the birth or adoption of a child or a serious medical condition, a leave will not be granted
with the sole reason of financial hardship. The initial request for a leave should be
submitted by the student to the Graduate Studies Committee in the student’s home
program. If the leave is approved at the program level, the Graduate Studies Chair will
formally request the leave in writing to the Dean of the Graduate School. A request for a
leave needs to be submitted before the actual leave period begins. Verification of
circumstances should be included as part of the leave request. If a leave is granted, the
student’s candidacy period will be paused until the student returns to continuous
enrollment status.


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Condition of Reinstatement. Any student who was admitted to the Graduate School
before Autumn Quarter, 2008 is not bound by the continuous enrollment policy.
However, a student who is not enrolled for at least two years will need to be reinstated
to their graduate program to resume doctoral studies. As a condition of reinstatement a
student will be required to follow the continuous enrollment guidelines as a post-
candidacy student regardless of when they were admitted to the Graduate School.

Time Limit. If a student fails to submit the final copy of the dissertation or D.M.A.
document to the Graduate School within five years of being admitted to candidacy, his
or her candidacy is cancelled. In such a case, with the approval of the advisor and the
Graduate Studies Committee, the student may take a supplemental candidacy
examination. If the student passes this supplemental candidacy examination, the
student is readmitted to candidacy and must then complete a dissertation or D.M.A.
document within two years.

Supplemental Candidacy Examination. The nature of the supplemental candidacy
examination and the membership of the candidacy examination committee are
determined by the student’s advisor within the rules of the Graduate Studies Committee.
The examination committee is comprised of the advisor and at least three other
authorized Graduate Faculty members. The supplemental candidacy examination must
include a written and an oral portion that last approximately two hours. A Graduate
Faculty Representative is appointed if a prior unsatisfactory examination result is on
record. All other rules pertaining to candidacy examinations must be followed.

Application to Graduate
Within two weeks prior to the end of the quarter when you want to apply to graduate,
notify the Graduate Program Coordinator. For example, if you plan to graduate Spring
quarter, the Graduate Program Coordinator should be notified before the end of Winter
quarter. This will provide sufficient time for the Graduate Studies Committee to review
your academic record, to formally ensure that you have met the department’s
graduation requirements. In addition, the Department requires that graduating students
return all keys, that laboratory equipment and desks be left clean and in order.

An Application to Graduate form may be obtained on the Graduate School’s web site.
Note: the completed, signed form must be submitted to the Graduate School by the end
of the second Friday of the quarter in which you apply to graduate.

Ph.D.-Degree FINAL ORAL EXAMINATION
The Graduate School Handbook outlines rules and policies related to the conduct of this
examination, commonly called the “defense” of the dissertation by students and faculty.
A Dissertation committee is formed to read and evaluate the dissertation (GSH). This
committee should be selected (and may convene briefly) within a few months of the
beginning of the student’s research. It will have at least three faculty members, normally
selected from the Advisory Committee, including the student’s advisor. When all
members of the Dissertation Committee have signed the Draft Approval form, that group
conducts the Final Oral Examination in accordance with the rules of the Graduate


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School; in addition, the Graduate School assigns a Graduate Faculty Representative
(GSH) to the Dissertation Committee. This examination tests originality, independence
of thought, the ability to synthesize and interpret, and the quality of the research
presented.

The exam usually consists of two parts: 1) a 45-60 minute (no longer than 60 minutes)
oral presentation by the student, followed by 2) a question-and-answer session, lasting
at least 1 hours (per Graduate School Rules). Departmental Policy permits University
faculty and graduate students to attend the oral presentation part of the Ph.D.-degree
Final Oral Examination. One week prior to the Final Oral Exam, the student must give
the Graduate Program Coordinator their thesis abstract, date, time and location of their
exam. At least one day prior to the examination, all attendees must notify the Chair of
the Examination Committee of their intent to attend. The candidate shall be excused
when Committee members discuss and vote on the approval decision. The student is
considered to have completed the final oral examination successfully only when the
decision of the final oral examination committee is unanimously affirmative.

Ph.D.-Degree DISSERTATION
Purpose. The dissertation is a scholarly contribution to knowledge in the student’s area
of specialization. By researching and writing a dissertation, the student is expected to
demonstrate a high level of knowledge and the capability to function as an independent
scholar. Refer to the GSH for policies and procedures regarding external members,
timing, draft approval, and format review. Note that the Graduate School format
requirements are described in the Guidelines for Preparing Theses, Dissertations, and
D.M.A. Documents.


                     Master’s of Science Degree Program

Program of Study
Candidates for the Master’s of Science (MS) Degree in Chemical and Biomolecular
Engineering will develop, with the advice and approval of their advisor, a program of
study which satisfies the student’s goals, subject to the requirements of the Graduate
Studies Committee and the Graduate School. The minimum requirement for the MS
degree is 45 credit hours beyond the Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree. The total
academic course requirement, not including research or special project problems, is 32
credit hours. A minimum of thirteen (13) credits of Research ChBE 999 are required.

Course Requirements
Three categories of course work are described below. A minimum of thirty-two (32)
quarter-credit hours of course work is required for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree
in Chemical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology,
Inc. (ABET) accredited school. Students from schools which have other academic
accreditation must fulfill supplementary undergraduate curriculum course work
requirements.



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There is a six-year time limit for application of credit earned in course work or research
toward fulfilling MS-degree requirements.

A maximum of nine (9) quarter-credit hours may be accepted for candidates transferring
into the MS-degree program. Transferred courses must have the written approval of the
student’s advisor and the Department Graduate Studies Committee.

Core Courses
Successful completion of the following twenty (20)-credit hours of academic quarter
courses are required for graduation:

ChBE 801 (3)               Chemical Engineering Analysis
ChBE 808 (3)               Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ChBE 812 (3)               Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics
ChBE 815.01 (3)            Advanced Mass Transfer – I
ChBE 815.08 (3)            Advanced Momentum Transfer – I
ChBE 881 (3)               Seminar in Chemical Engineering
Chem 685 (2)               Safety Seminar

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Electives
A minimum of six (6) additional quarter-credit hours of advanced chemical and
biomolecular engineering courses is required. Only courses at the 600, 700, and 800
levels are acceptable. Courses at the 600 or 700 level that are part of the Ohio State
undergraduate curriculum (except ChBE 626) cannot be used to meet this requirement.

Up to three (3) quarter-credits of ChBE 801 – Advanced Special Problems in Chemical
Engineering may be applied to meeting this requirement. If a student wishes to enroll in
ChBE 801 to fulfill part of this requirement, the Section of the Course must be approved
by the Graduate Studies Committee before the quarter in which it is offered.

Other Elective Courses
Graduate-level courses in chemical and biomolecular engineering or other scientific,
mathematics, or engineering disciplines are to be selected to fit the candidate’s goals
with the consent of the advisor. Six (6) quarter-credit hours are required.

Language Requirements
All students must be proficient in written and oral English. Non-native English speaking
students must pass the equivalent of English 106, 107, 108 and EDU T&L 504 and 505.
Note that these requirements must be fulfilled, including passing the Test of Spoken
English or SPEAK Test, prior to undertaking the Teaching Experience Requirement.
For more information on this topic, please refer to The Ohio State University Office of
International Affairs (OIA) website at: http://www.oia.ohio-state.edu/.

Additional Requirements
In order to maximize each student’s potential for graduate coursework success; he or
she may be required to complete selected undergraduate coursework. A student who



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has not earned an ABET-accredited Bachelor’s (BS) degree in Chemical Engineering
should expect this requirement. Based on each applicant’s credentials, the Graduate
Studies Committee makes these assessments and establishes remedial course
requirements.

Application to Graduate
Within two weeks prior to the end of the quarter when you want to apply to graduate,
notify the Graduate Program Coordinator. For example, if you plan to graduate Spring
quarter, the Graduate Program Coordinator should be notified before the end of Winter
quarter. This will provide sufficient time for the Graduate Studies Committee to review
your academic record, to formally ensure that you have met the department’s
graduation requirements. In addition, the Department requires that graduating students
return all keys, that laboratory equipment and desks be left clean and in order.

An Application to Graduate form may be obtained on the Graduate School’s web site.
Note: the completed, signed form must be submitted to the Graduate School by the end
of the second Friday of the quarter in which you apply to graduate.

Master’s Degree EXAMINATION
A final, oral defense of the Master’s Degree Thesis is required for all candidates. Each
student’s academic advisor selects one (other) faculty member to serve on the
Examination Committee. Each Committee member shall be given a copy of the thesis
no later than one week prior to the defense date. An oral Master’s Examination is held
after the submission and preliminary approval of the thesis. Upon completion of the oral
defense portion of the examination, the Committee will determine whether or not the
work is satisfactory. The student and his or her advisor are responsible for having all
forms completed and signed by the GSC Chair by the deadline dates. Department
policy permits other faculty and graduate students to attend the oral examination if the
following provisions are met.

   •   At the time that the examination is scheduled, the Graduate Program Coordinator
       or designee notifies the faculty and graduate students of the examination. It is
       the student’s responsibility to request this service.
   •   Those faculty and graduate students who wish to attend the oral examination
       shall notify the student’s advisor at least 24 hours before the exam.
   •   The level of participation of non-committee members shall be strictly in keeping
       with Graduate School rules and within the discretion of the student’s advisor.

Master’s-Degree THESIS
The written content and format of the thesis shall conform to The OSU Graduate School
Handbook. First, the thesis must have the advisor’s approval. The Examination
Committee grants final thesis approval.

Soon after advisors’ assignments, Master’s-degree students should discuss research
opportunities with the advisor and, shortly thereafter, prepare a written research
proposal for the thesis. The purposes of early research topic definition are: (1) to


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provide focus to the student’s program, (2) to allow the advisor and the Department
Chair to plan and manage resources, and (3) to permit the student advisor time to
acquire appropriate instrumentation. Classroom learning and research discover should
proceed concurrently throughout the entire program.

Combined BS/MS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Program
Criteria
To be admitted to the combined BS/MS program, the applicant must submit
documentation that demonstrates satisfactory fulfillment of the following admission
criteria:

   •   Current registration in the Department
   •   Rank of senior (rank 4)
   •   A minimum of 3.5 cumulative point hour ratio in all previous undergraduate work

General Description
The purpose of this program is to give outstanding undergraduate students an
opportunity to obtain both BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering with relatively
little additional time required beyond the BS degree. Our program requirements are
modeled on other combined programs in the College of Engineering, specifically those
in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Students eligible for this program
should have substantial room in their senior year schedule projection in order to
incorporate the required coursework. Also, interested students should attempt to
complete some undergraduate research to get a feel for their interest in graduate work.

General and Specific Educational Goals
The program does not change any existing goals of the BS or MS degree in chemical
engineering by streamlines those requirements that substantially overlap, namely, the
technical elective program of the BS degree and the “Advanced ChBE” and “Other”
course requirements for the MS degree.

Status in Graduate Program
Upon enrollment in the combined program and following receipt of the baccalaureate
degree, the student must meet the requirements of the MS program as specified by the
Graduate School and the CBE Department.




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Curriculum for Combined BS/MS in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
These course requirements match those for the MS degree in ChE.

CORE ChBE          801      Chemical Engineering Analysis                           3
                   808      Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics            3
                   812      Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics                  3
                   815.01   Advanced Mass Transfer - I                              3
                   815.08   Advanced Momentum Transfer - I                          3
                   881      Research Methods in Chemical Engineering                3
Chemistry          685      Safety Seminar                                          2
Core Subtotal                                                                       20

ADVANCED      7xx or Technical Elective in Dept.                         6
ChBE          8xx
OTHER         5xx or Courses offered for graduate credit and approved by
              higher Advisor                                             6
TOTAL COURSES                                                            32

RESEARCH           999      Graduate research                                       13


Up to 15 credit hours of BS-degree technical elective courses may receive credit toward
the MS-degree. In order to be eligible for graduate credit, the courses must meet the
following requirements:

   •   Must be taken at OSU.
   •   No ChBE courses lower than 600 level may be included.
   •   ChBE 693 or H783 undergraduate research credits (up to 6) may only be
       counted toward the ChBE 999 requirements of the MS program. Crediting 693 or
       H783 in this way requires approval of the student's graduate advisor.




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                                  Seminar Courses

ChBE 881: This course helps the student initiate graduate research. The course
provides guidance through all the stages of a research project inclusive of its initiation,
execution, completion and dissemination. This includes practicing critical evaluation
skills. Special emphasis on technical writing and presentation skills focuses on critical
evaluation about research-oriented issues and challenges.

ChBE 981: Offered for Ph.D-degree students only. The maximum value of the ChBE
981 course will be to establish, at an early stage in the research process, effective
dialogue between the dissertation Committee and the student. In conjunction with the
Dissertation Committee, the goal of ChBE 981 facilitates the dissertation project
proposal process. In addition to a pertinent literature review, the written proposal
components include: a tentative analytical outline of the dissertation; a detailed plan
with a schedule to achieve the research objectives; and a philosophical discussion
about the balance of theory and experiments. A final, critical component of the
dissertation project proposal explains what contribution(s) are envisioned to the body of
knowledge.

Depending on respective advisors, the nature of ChBE 981 may vary. For example, an
advisor may request that an oral presentation be made to the Dissertation Committee.
It is strongly suggested that each student seek advice from his or her Dissertation
Committee at this stage in the proposal process.

ChBE 995: As part of the department’s on-going effort to improve its visibility and
reputation in the Chemical Engineering community, several distinguished guests are
invited each year to present seminars on timely topics. This is an opportunity for the
Department to present its best image to those people who help determine academic
reputation and ranking. Furthermore, these seminars are an opportunity to learn about
new and different areas of research outside of one’s own research group. Under the
course number ChBE 995, these seminars are offered during Autumn, Winter, and
Spring quarters only. Each quarter, all graduate students should enroll in this 1-credit
course. Based strictly on attendance at the weekly seminars, it will be graded S/U.
More than one (1) unexcused absence in any quarter may result in an unsatisfactory
grade. This course counts toward the research requirement for all graduate degrees.

                                 Advisor Selection

The Graduate Studies Committee Chair initially advises incoming students. During
Autumn Quarter, faculty members make presentations about their respective research
projects for incoming students. Students then take the initiative to arrange private
meetings with individual faculty members to discuss potential research topics. Unless
an advisor has already been assigned, each student then chooses at least three
potential advisors. (Refer to the Advisor Selection Form in the Appendix). Students
may also indicate a preference. Advisor Selection is normally completed by the end of
Autumn Quarter for Autumn Quarter incoming students whose degree(s) is chemical


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engineering and by special arrangement for those students who matriculate other
quarters or with another degree (s). Based on student preference, faculty workloads,
available financial support, and other pertinent concerns, the Graduate Studies
committee makes final advising assignment decisions.

Effective communication between students and faculty members is an important aspect
of the learning process. Each advisor approves respective research problems and
defines the quantity and/or type of results which will be expected of his or her advisee.
The nature of or interaction between each student and his or her advisor varies, from
almost daily contact to periodic meetings on a weekly basis, or, in some cases, less
frequently. To ensure that degree requirements will be met in a timely manner, each
quarter the advisor must approve each advisee’s course registration. Meet with your
advisor on a regular basis to discuss and evaluate course work, to review work
evaluations by other instructors, and to confirm your future course registration.

See your Advisor to:
  • Talk about any concern you have, your successes, your research project
  • Receive help to determine your course schedule
  • Have projects approved

                               Course Registration

Course Load
The usual schedule of courses for a full-time, pre-candidacy graduate student should be
fifteen (15) credit hours of graduate courses. Full-time status for all post-candidacy
doctoral students is three credit hours per quarter. To learn specific registration
requirements for Fellows, Graduate Associates, or international students please refer to
the Graduate School Handbook.

Course Credit
Courses numbered 800-900 carry graduate credit only and are restricted to graduate
students.

Courses numbered 600-799 are available for graduate credit in the home department
(Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering or ChBE); however, graduate
students may be required to complete additional work to that required of
undergraduates in these courses.

Courses numbered 500 outside of the home department are normally available for
graduate credit. (Check the OSU Course Bulletin).

ChBE courses numbered below 500 do not count for graduate credit, and therefore do
not count towards the total number of hours required for graduation. Students wishing
to use an undergraduate-level course to satisfy graduation requirements must petition
the Graduate Studies Committee. Sometimes graduate-level numbers are available for
undergraduate level courses; students should check with the department.


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OSU Late Registration Fees. In order to avoid late registration fees, you must activate
your registration on or before the first day of the quarter. Your registration is activated
when you enroll in at least one course. Placement on a wait-list does not activate your
registration.

Most students should have no problems as long as they register during their scheduled
times. This policy only impacts students who wait until after the first day of class to sign
up for courses. Note that there is no penalty for adding courses late – late registration
fees apply only to students who have not activated their registration by the stated
deadlines.

Advice to Students. In order to be admitted to the courses you want, register as early
as possible. If a course is closed, add yourself to the wait-list. If all the classes you
want are closed, then, in addition to adding yourself to these wait-lists, add at least one
other class to your schedule so that your registration status is activated. You should do
this even if you know you will eventually drop this course, since your registration must
be activated by the end of the first day of the quarter in order to avoid late fees.

How the Wait-list Works. Students can be placed on a wait-list during registration if
they are unable to schedule a course due to time conflicts or because the course is
closed (full). When sections of the desired course open, students on the wait-list are
automatically added on a “first-on, first-off” basis – the earlier you register, the higher
you will be on the wait-list. The wait-list is only active during the first week of the
quarter; if you are on a wait-list but are not added to a course by the end of the first
week, then the only way for you to get into that course is to add it manually. You also
need written approval/permission (Course Enrollment Permission form) from the
instructor to add the course, if it is still closed at the time that you add.

If you are on the wait-list for a course, you are responsible for checking your status
regularly. You should do this at least once a week before the quarter starts, and every
day during the first week of classes. You should attend class during the first week if you
are high on the wait-list, since you have a good chance of being added. Students not
processed from the wait-list will receive scheduling priority for the course if the student
requests it the next quarter it is offered.

Course Registration Procedures for Matriculating (Incoming) Students
Before or shortly after the Orientation event, see the Graduate Studies Committee Chair
(or your advisor, if you’ve already been assigned one) to determine your course
schedule or to have your course schedule approved. If you haven’t pre-registered for
courses, take to this meeting any registration material which you have received. This
material should describe the course registration process. Register for courses through
the Buckeye Link: http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/, choose the Student Center Link.

Your student account information can be found through the Finances section of the
Student Center. This section displays and links to a variety of services and information:



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   •   The Account Summary box displays what you woe, both now and in the future.
   •   Pay your bill with an e-check or by clicking make a payment with a check by mail.
   •   Click Account Inquiry to view details regarding your student account.


Course registration fees are the responsibility of students who do not hold either GRA or
GTA appointments, or have fellowship awards.              Students with GRA or GTA
appointments or are fellowship awardees have their fees, including computer fees and
partial health insurance coverage paid by the Department. The Department will not
assume late registration fee assessments. If difficulties arise, for assistance on this
topic, speak with either your academic advisor or the Graduate Program Coordinator.
Various student insurance premiums, parking fees, and other ancillary expenses are the
responsibility of the student.

During the first academic quarter, all incoming students discuss course selections with
the Graduate Program Coordinator or the Graduate Studies Committee Chair. Each
student should take four graduate courses, including one credit hour of ChBE 999 for a
total of 15 graduate credits. This includes the ChBE 995 seminars which are offered
during Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters only. Each quarter when it is offered, all
graduate students should enroll in this one-credit course.

Following the advisor-selection process, students discuss quarterly course selections
with their advisors. Your advisor may make suggestions regarding fulfilling course
requirements and/or other research-related courses. All students, regardless of when
they matriculated, must register during Winter Quarter for Chemistry 685, the Safety
Seminar course. Note that this course and all Chemical Engineering graduate-level
courses are offered only once per year, and some only during alternate years.
Therefore, your course registration plan should adhere to when required courses are
offered in conjunction with your intended research program.

Schedule Changes – after the 1st week of classes
  • To add a course after the first Friday of the quarter, you must use a Course
     Enrollment permission Form. This form can be used until the 3rd Friday of the
     quarter. After the third Friday of the quarter, you must use a Graduate
     Permission Form.
  • You may drop a course on-line until the third Friday of the quarter. After the third
     Friday, you must use a Change Ticket. After the seventh Friday, you must use a
     Student Course Permission Form (Late Drop Petition Form).
  • In order to make a class schedule change, your advisor must approve and sign
     the Permission form.
  • Hand-carry the completed and signed forms to the Graduate School in 247
     University Hall for final approval.
  • Please refer to the Graduate School’s web site for additional deadlines.




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Course Registration Procedures Second and Subsequent Quarters
Use the Buckeye Link: http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/ for links to deadline dates and
academic calendars. For course registration, refer on-line for classes and call numbers.
The Department will not assume late registration fee assessments.

•   After your advisor approves the course or class schedule, follow the course
    registration guidelines. Register on-line at http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/. Be prompt to
    register, otherwise, a penalty will be charged for late registration. Fees must be paid
    prior to the beginning of the ensuing quarter or penalties are assessed. Even if you
    expect your schedule to change, register on time in order to have access to the Web
    site when classes begin. Online class registration extends only through the first
    Friday of each academic quarter.

Just as during your matriculation quarter, registration fees are the responsibility of
students who are not GRA’s, GTA’s, or Fellows. Students with GRA or GTA
appointments or are fellowship awardees will have their tuition and computer fees
waived or paid by the Department. Various student insurance premiums, parking fees,
COTA fees, Student Activity fee, and other ancillary expenses are the responsibility of
the student. For more information on these topics, speak with the department’s
Graduate Program Coordinator.

Grades
The Ohio State University Graduate School policy requires graduate students to
maintain an average of B (3.00 grade point average or GPA) or better in all graduate
credit courses. For the Departmental policy about the Ph.D-degree Qualifying
Examination requirement, refer to that section in this Graduate Guide.

Go to the Graduate School office to:
Refer to the Graduate School website as a rich source of information:
http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/ or telephone 614-292-6031.

•   Register for any University course not accepted by the Registrar’s Web site
•   Officially add and drop any course (refer to the Registrar’s website for deadlines and
    important dates)
•   Petition to change, waive or substitute college or University requirements (first and
    only with departmental permission)
•   File “Application to Graduate” (by the second Friday in your graduating quarter)
•   File Master’s Examination Report for and Thesis Report forms
•   File Doctoral Notification of Candidacy Examination
•   File Doctoral Draft Approval/Notification of Final Oral Examination
•   Ph.D. Dissertation or D.M.A. Document
•   Guidelines including deadline dates for all graduation requirements.

Go to the Registrar to:
Refer to the Buckeye Link’s website (http://buckeyelink.osu.edu/) for course/class
registration guidelines and other valuable information.


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   •   Obtain access to official University grade records (e.g. academic transcripts)
   •   Formalize a legal name change
   •   Inform them of an address change. It is important to keep your local address and
       telephone number records current, even if they are only short-term. If you
       change your mailing address, notify either the Graduate School or the Registrar
       on-line as soon as possible.
   •   Obtain academic calendars and deadline dates.

Petitions and Other Special Requests
Situations may arise which may require a waiver or a modification to a program plan.
To petition the Graduate School, refer to policies and procedures which are explained in
The Ohio State University Graduate School Handbook. Direct departmental petitions to
the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Chair. The GSC generally requires written
approval from the student’s advisor in conjunction with petitions. A written explanation
by the student should also support petitions.

Graduate Research Associate Appointments
Refer to the Graduate School Handbook. Graduate Research Associate (GRA)
appointments are generally for 50% time, requiring up to 20 hours of work per week. In
special cases other percentage appointments are made.             Graduate Research
Associates must be enrolled each quarter for at least nine (9) credit hours, except
during the Summer Quarter, when the minimum is seven (7) (except for international
students when the minimum remains nine (9)). Post-candidacy GRAs and Fellows are
considered full-time with three (3) credit hours. Audited enrollments do not count
toward these requirements. Course loads are determined by consultation with the
student’s advisor.

GRA appointees will be assigned to a specific research project and the duties of each
appointment will be determined by the academic and/or research supervisor(s). The
research work may or may not involve the student’s thesis or dissertation research,
though it generally does. It will normally include literature review and analysis, planning
of experimental procedures, construction of equipment, data collection and analysis,
report writing, and oral presentations supported by electronic or other media.

Grievance Procedures (Graduate Associate)
Any Graduate Associate grievance will first be brought to the attention of the professor
in charge and, if necessary, to the Department Chair, either directly or through the
members of the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC). If, after discussing the matter with
all persons concerned, including the Department Chair, no satisfactory resolution has
been attained, the individual concerned will then submit a written statement of his or her
grievance to the GSC. The GSC will then take action on the grievance. If not resolved
at this point, the grievance will be submitted to the Graduate School Grievance
Committee for resolution (GSH).




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Fellowships
Industrial and endowed fellowships may be available for student support. Stipends vary
depending on the availability of funds. To hold a Fellowship, a student must be in good
standing and should have accumulated no more than 260 total quarter hours of
graduate credit enrollment in this Graduate School, and no more than 210 hours beyond
the award of a Master’s degree, when the appointment or reappointment becomes
effective. Fellows must be enrolled for at least 15 credit hours of graduate courses per
quarter. Post-candidacy Fellows should register for three (3) credit hours. Vacation
timing should be coordinated with each student’s research advisor.

Benefits Information
The Department endeavors to provide the necessary office space, supplies and
equipment, as well as such support services as might be required to carry out the
assigned duties. In addition, all students are eligible for a Buck I.D. identification card
which can be used for library, bookstore, and parking privileges, as determined by
University policy. Fees for such privileges are the responsibility of the student.


      Policy for Graduate Students with Non-Chemical Engineering
                        Undergraduate Degrees

Course Requirements
Students with a degree in science or engineering, not chemical engineering, may be
successful in The Ohio State University Department of Chemical and Biomolecular
Engineering (CBE) Ph.D. program. These students can make up the subject matter or
prerequisite course deficiency in the fundamental chemical engineering subject areas.
In order for these students to do well in all the graduate core courses, a student entering
the ChBE graduate program without a ChE degree must take the following
undergraduate courses or have equivalent coursework in these subject areas:

•   Thermodynamics: ChBE 509
•   Transport Phenomena (Momentum and Mass Transfers): ChBE 520, ChBE 522
•   Chemical Reaction Kinetics: ChBE 610
•   Engineering Mathematics (Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations): Math 255 or
    415 or an equivalent.

In consultation with the student’s advisor, the Graduate Studies Committee will
recommend and approve any prerequisite or subject matter deficiency. These
additional undergraduate courses will not be counted toward student’s graduate course
requirements.

In general, any additional required undergraduate coursework may postpone the
student’s enrollment in some graduate core courses. Consequently, the student may
not complete all graduate core courses within the first year. Based on when courses
are offered, any student affected by such a decision, should be able to complete all


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graduate core courses (except for ChBE 981 Research Seminar) within 1.5 calendar
years (or six academic quarters).

The advisor may require that additional undergraduate core coursework be taken. Such
additional coursework requirements will be imposed at the sole discretion of the faculty
research advisor. These additional courses may count as graduate technical electives if
they satisfy the requirements listed in the OSU Graduate School Handbook: courses
numbered 600-level or above in ChBE; 500-level or above outside ChBE; course must
be designated for undergraduate/graduate (U/G) credit. In addition, the course cannot
be taught by a graduate student.


                 CBE Policy on Graduate Student Service in
                   Support of Undergraduate Programs

Philosophy and Benefits to Graduate Students
A core graduate program educational objective in the William G. Lowrie Department of
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is intellectual leadership. Intellectual leadership
involves more than the generation of knowledge through research, but also its transfer
through effective communication. We expect our students to be able to teach what they
have learned, and to be able to critically judge the technical communications and ideas
of others.

In addition to making an invaluable contribution to the undergraduate teaching mission
of the CBE program, graduate students will benefit from this policy in several ways:
   •   Critically evaluating technical work prepared by someone else, explaining difficult
       concepts, and teaching fundamental ideas are essential skills for Ph.D. and MS
       engineers. We believe these skills can be most effectively developed by “hands-
       on” practice: having graduate students work directly in the role of teachers with
       undergraduate students. Unlike many other departments at OSU, all courses in
       CBE are taught by faculty, and so graduate students generally have few
       opportunities to teach except through their experience as instructional assistants.
   •   Teaching experience of some sort is essential for a graduate student seeking
       academic positions after completion of the Ph.D. The teaching statement of new
       faculty candidates is an important component of their application.
   •   Serving as instructional assistants also benefits our graduate students by
       providing them opportunities to practice and improve communication skills. Most
       students have limited prior experience in communicating the detailed, technical,
       and complicated ideas and concepts that lie at the heart of science and
       engineering.




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Implementation in CBE
   •   After their first year, graduate students will complete the UCAT Teaching
       Orientation to be held in September. This orientation is usually offered during the
       week before the start of Autumn quarter classes. Topics covered include: OSU
       policies and procedures, academic integrity, working with students with
       disabilities, FERPA, teaching methods, learning styles, grading, and assessment.
       Students will be IA-eligible upon completion of this orientation.
   •   Graduate students in their second year or later will be assigned to serve as an IA
       in a specific course. During this quarter, IAs will enroll in 899, a 2-credit course.
       This course is graded S/U. No student will be asked to serve more than one time
       in any given academic year. Note that IAs are not appointed as Graduate
       Teaching Assistants (GTA) nor paid additional compensation.
   •   Each PhD student is required to serve as an IA three times during their time in
       the graduate program; they will therefore earn a total of 6 credits for 899. Each
       MS student is required to serve as an IA two times during their time in the
       graduate program; they will therefore earn a total of 4 credits for 899.
   •   The average workload must not exceed 9 hr/week.
This policy applies to all CBE graduate students who have not served as an
instructional assistant prior to Autumn 2010. No additional assignment will be required
for students who have already completed this requirement by satisfying the previous
policy. Students who have completed only one assignment under the previous policy
will be required to serve as an IA once more.

Language Requirement. As soon as possible after matriculation, international
students are required to be certified for the Spoken English or SPEAK proficiency
before assuming teaching experience duties. To take the SPEAK test, call the English
as a Second Language (ESL) Program for an appointment. Depending upon the test
result, a prospective TA will be certified to teach or placed in a Spoken English class.
Since classes fill rapidly, it is recommended that you take the test as soon as possible.

                             English as a Second Language
                                      060 Arps Hall
                                  Columbus, OH 43210
                                    Phone: 292-6360

For more information on the SPEAK test, consult the English as a Second Language
Program or visit the website at: http://www.esl.ohio-state.edu.




             Professional Ethics and Code of Student Conduct
Ethical conduct in research and coursework is an absolute requirement of all students at
The Ohio State University. Personal integrity is the foundation of individual and
collective scholarly achievement. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular
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adhere to the laws, rules and regulations of the United States, the State of Ohio, and
the University. Conduct and ethics in research and coursework studies are special
concerns for graduate students. Students are expected to be thoroughly familiar with
and adhere to the Code of Student Conduct which is approved and published as Ohio
Administrative Code 3335-23-01 through 3335-29-05. Refer to the Code in The GSH
(Appendix B).

Academic misconduct fatally undermines the University’s mission and the Department
of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering’s goals which are stated in this document.
According to Section 3335-23-04 (A) of the Code of Student Conduct, academic
misconduct includes any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the
university, or subvert the educational process. Examples of academic misconduct
include, but are not limited to:

1. Violation of course rules as contained in respective course syllabi or other
   information provided to the student; violation of program regulations as
   established by departmental committees and made available to students;

2. Knowingly providing or receiving information during examinations such as
   course examinations and candidacy examinations; or the possession and/or
   use of unauthorized materials during those examinations;

3. Knowingly providing or using assistance in the laboratory, on field work, or on
   a course assignment unless such assistance has specifically been
   authorized;

4. Submitting plagiarized work for an academic requirement. Plagiarism is the
   representation of another's work or ideas as one's own; it includes the
   unacknowledged word-for-word use and/or paraphrasing of another person's
   work, and/or the inappropriate unacknowledged use of another person's
   ideas;

5. Submitting substantially the same work to satisfy requirements for one course
   that has been submitted in satisfaction of requirements for another course,
   without permission of the instructor of the course for which the work is being
   submitted;

6. Falsification, fabrication, or dishonesty in reporting laboratory and/or research
   results;

7. Serving as, or enlisting the assistance of a substitute for a student in the
   taking of examinations;

8. Alteration of grades or marks by the student in an effort to change the earned
   grade or credit;




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9. Alteration of academically-related university forms or records, or unauthorized
   use of those forms; and

10. Engaging in activities that unfairly place other students at a disadvantage,
    such as taking, hiding or altering resource material, or manipulating a grading
    system.

The Code of Student Conduct will be enforced by the Department of Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering. All members of the Department who observe violations
should immediately contact an appropriate authority. Offenders of the Code of Student
Conduct will be subjected to the Judicial Procedures outlined in sections 3335-23-05
through 3335-23-16 of the Code of Student Conduct. Academic misconduct violations
will be provided to the Committee on Academic Misconduct. The Committee,
comprised of faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students is responsible for
investigating the alleged infractions, conducting a hearing, and deciding the appropriate
penalties. The penalties can include the following: formal reprimands; conduct
probation; disciplinary probation; suspension; and dismissal from the University.

Graduate students enrolled in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular
Engineering shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity,
and dignity of the engineering profession. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
students are obligated to follow and abide by the ASAE Code of Ethics of Engineers.
Each student should support the professional and technical societies of his or her
discipline(s). Students shall be completely truthful in all professional report and
statements. Students shall include all relevant and pertinent information in such reports
and statements. Students shall admit and accept their own errors when proven wrong
and refrain from distorting or altering the facts to justify their decisions. Students shall
give proper credit for work to those to whom credit is due. Students shall endeavor to
extend the public knowledge of engineering, and shall not participate in the
dissemination of untrue, unfair, or exaggerated statements regarding their work.
                General Concerns and Grievance Procedures
In general, after thorough consideration by the Council of Graduate Students (CEGC),
graduate student concerns should be brought to the attention of the GSC. If necessary,
a GSC sub-committee will be appointed by the GSC Chair to address special student
concerns. If possible, individual student grievances should be resolved informally
through discussion with the student's adviser, the GSC Chair, and/or the Department
Chair. If resolution is not provided by recourse to these persons, grievance procedures
which have been established by the Council on Research and Graduate Studies (GSH,
Appendix C) should be followed.




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                                       Appendix
FORMS which Students and Advisors SHOULD KNOW

Many of the forms listed below will be used during a student’s graduate education.

Please note that these forms are subject to change. For the latest version of each form,
student and advisors should always refer to the Graduate School.

Forms which are available to students:

•   Graduate Credit Courses
•   Academic Misconduct and Sexual Harassment, ChBE policy
•   Advisor Selection Form
•   Ph.D-Degree Study Plan
•   Ph.D-Degree Study Plan with an MS Degree
•   M.S.-Degree Study Plan
•   Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit
•   Course Enrollment Permission
•   Change Ticket
•   Current Quarter Addition/Drop Petition
•   Master’s Degree checklist
•   Application to Graduate – Master’s Degree
•   Notification of Doctoral Candidacy Examination
•   Doctoral Degree checklist
•   Application to Graduate – Doctoral Degree
•   Doctoral Draft Approval/Notification of Final Oral Examination

Forms which are generated from the Graduate School to the GSC or Advisor:

•   Master’s Thesis Approval
•   Master’s Examination Report
•   Candidacy Examination Report
•   Final Oral Examination Report
•   Final Approval

Refer to the following pages for sample copies of these Forms.




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GRADUATE CREDIT COURSES
Core Courses
ChBE 801    Chemical Engineering Analysis                                            (3 cr)
ChBE 808    Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics                             (3 cr)
ChBE 812    Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics                                   (3 cr)
ChBE 815.01 Advanced Mass Transfer - I                                               (3 cr)
ChBE 815.08 Advanced Momentum Transfer - I                                           (3 cr)
ChBE 881    Research Methods in Chemical Engineering                                 (3 cr)
Chem 685    Safety Seminar                                                           (2 cr)
ChBE 981    Graduate Seminar requirement                                             (2 cr)

Advanced Graduate Courses in Chemical Engineering
ChBE 626*** Digital Control Techniques in Chemical Engineering
ChBE 694    Group Studies in Chemical Engineering
ChBE 712    Catalysis and Catalytic Processes
ChBE 715    Particle Technology
ChBE 717    Colloids and Surfaces
ChBE 726    Chemical Process Dynamics and Control - II
ChBE 733    Novel Separation Processes
ChBE 739    Knowledge-Based Systems in Engineering
ChBE 761    Chemical Engineering Processes
ChBE 765    Principles of Biochemical Engineering
ChBE 766    Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
ChBE 769    Biomedical Nanotechnology
ChBE 771    Air Pollution
ChBE 772    Principles of Sustainable Engineering
ChBE 773    Introduction to High Polymer Engineering
ChBE 774    Polymer Membranes
ChBE 775    Rheology of Fluids
ChBE 776    Principles of Polymer Conversion Operations
ChBE 779    Chemical Engineering Experimental Design
ChBE 781    Chemical Engineering and Optimization
ChBE 790    Process Modeling and Simulation
ChBE 791    Advanced Process Modeling and Simulation
ChBE 801    Advanced Special Problems in Chemical Engineering
ChBE 809    Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II
ChBE 813    Advanced Chemical Engineering Kinetics II
ChBE 815.05 Advanced Heat Transfer
ChBE 815.09 Advanced Momentum Transfer - II
ChBE 815.10 Advanced Momentum Transfer - III
ChBE 815.15 New or Unusual Chemical Engineering Operations
ChBE 873    Advanced High Polymer Engineering

Other courses
ChBE 899     Teaching Practicum in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
ChBE 999     Research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
ChBE 995     Research Seminar in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Additional courses may be approved for graduate credit in chemical and biomolecular
engineering.

***
      Only if ChBE 626 (or equivalent course) was not required for the B.S. degree
             GRADUATE ADVISOR SELECTION FORM
     THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR
                                 ENGINEERING

                          DEADLINE TO COMPLETE THIS FORM: TBD
                Submit the completed form to the Graduate Program Coordinator

Student Name: __________________________________________________________
Please check the appropriate statement to indicate your current intentions:

____ I hold a Bachelor’s degree and intend to obtain the Ph.D degree.
____ I have a Master’s degree and will obtain a Ph.D degree.
____ I intend to obtain only a Master’s degree.

After consultation with faculty members in charge of research problems, indicate in the space
below the field or type of problem in which you wish to work and the advisor. List at least three
different advisors together with project titles of interest. Please do not list a preference unless
extremely important to you. The faculty workload is a major criterion for assignment of advisors.

Field, Topic, or Type of Problem:                               Advisor:

1. _____________________________________                        ______________________
2. _____________________________________                        ______________________
3. _____________________________________                        ______________________
     _____________________________________                      ______________________
     _____________________________________                      ______________________
     _____________________________________                      ______________________
     _____________________________________                      ______________________
     _____________________________________                      ______________________

Before listing research topics and advisors, you should talk to at least five faculty members. A
minimum of three faculty signatures are required on this form.

Faculty Signature:                                              Date:

1.   _____________________________________                      ______________________
2.   _____________________________________                      ______________________
3.   _____________________________________                      ______________________
4.   _____________________________________                      ______________________
5.   _____________________________________                      ______________________
Ph.D-Degree Study Plan
1. Course Requirements*
Category Course No.                                Date Completed                Grade         Credit          Waived*

CORE                     801 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         808 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         812 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         815.01 (3 cr)             _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         815.08 (3 cr)             _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         881 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         981 (2 cr)                _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         Chem 685 (2 cr)           _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                                                                                  22
ADV.ChBE**               _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                                                                                   12
OTHER                    _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                         _________                 _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                                                                                   9
Research ChBE                                      999                           _____            77

                                                                                 Total Hours   120
LANGUAGE required for international students when English is a second language

                         Eng          104          _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                      105          _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                      106          _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                      107          _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                      108          _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                      Speak        _____________                 _____         _____           ______
                                      Mock         _____________                 _____         _____           ______

2. Instructional Associate Requirements

    EDU P&L 692.10             Quarter Completed: _____________

   ChBE 899

    Course No. _____________ Quarter_____________ Course No. _____________ Quarter _____________


3. Ph.D. Qualifying Exam:             Part I Passed on _____________ Part II Passed on _____________

4. Ph.D. Candidacy Exam:
            Written portion Approved on _____________
            Oral portion Approved on _____________

5. Ph.D. Final Oral Exam:       Passed on ____________. Dissertation title:____________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Other Requirements: Explain and describe how they were met. ________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Approved by:

Advisor(s): ___________________________________________________                                Date: ______________

Graduate Studies Committee Chair: ________________________________                             Date: ______________

*Waived Requirements must be accompanied by copy of approved petition.
**A student can petition to replace advanced ChBE courses with graduate level courses in other scientific, math or engineering
disciplines.
Ph.D-Degree Study Plan with an MS degree
1. Course Requirements*
Category Course No.                                Date Completed                Grade           Credit            Waived*

CORE                     801 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         808 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         812 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         815.01 (3 cr)             _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         815.08 (3 cr)             _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         881 (3 cr)                _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         981 (2 cr)                _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         Chem 685 (2 cr)           _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                                                                                                    22
ADV.ChBE**               ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                                                                                                     6 (after MS degree)
OTHER                    ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                         ________                  _____________                 _____           _____               ______
                                                                                                     6 (after MS degree)
Research ChBE                                      999                           _____             41

                                                                                  Total Hours      75 (after MS degree)
LANGUAGE required for international students when English is a second language

                         Eng          104                       _____________            _____            _____               ______
                                      105                       _____________            _____            _____               ______
                                      106                       _____________            _____            _____               ______
                                      107                       _____________            _____            _____               ______
                                      108                       _____________            _____            _____               ______
                                      Speak                     _____________            _____            _____               ______
                                      Mock                      _____________            _____            _____               ______

2. Instructional Associate Requirements

   EDU P&L 692.10             Quarter Completed: _____________

   ChBE 899

    Course No. _____________ Quarter_____________ Course No. _____________ Quarter _____________

3. Ph.D. Qualifying Exam:             Part I Passed on _____________ Part II Passed on _____________

4. Ph.D. Candidacy Exam:
            Written portion Approved on _____________
            Oral portion Approved on _____________

5. Ph.D. Final Oral Exam:       Passed on ____________. Dissertation title:____________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Other Requirements: Explain and describe how they were met. ________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Approved by:

Advisor(s): ___________________________________________________                                  Date: ______________

Graduate Studies Committee Chair: ________________________________                               Date: ______________

*Waived Requirements must be accompanied by copy of approved petition.
**A student can petition to replace advanced ChBE courses with graduate level courses in other scientific, math or engineering
disciplines.
Thesis M.S.-Degree Study Plan
1.    Course Requirements *

      Category                        Course No.                        Quarter/Year        Grade       Credits       Waived*
      CORE                            801 (3)                         _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      808 (3)                         _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      812 (3)                         _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      815.01 (3)                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      815.08 (3)                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      881 (3)                         _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      Chem 685 (2)                    _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                                                                                           20
      ADV.ChBE                        __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                                                                                            6
      OTHER                           __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                      __________                      _____________         _____       _____         _______
                                                                                                            6
      RESEARCH                        ChBE 999                        _____________         _____          13         ______
                                                                                          Total Hours      45

LANGUAGE required for international students when English is a second language

                         Eng          104          _____________                  _____         _____             ______
                                      105          _____________                  _____         _____             ______
                                      106          _____________                  _____         _____             ______
                                      107          _____________                  _____         _____             ______
                                      108          _____________                  _____         _____             ______
                                      Speak        _____________                  _____         _____             ______
                                      Mock         _____________                  _____         _____             ______

2.    Instructional Associate Requirements

      EDU P&L 692.10             Quarter Completed: _____________

      ChBE 899

       Course No. _____________ Quarter_____________

3.    M.S. Final Oral Exam: Passed on ________________.

4.    M.S. Thesis Approval: Passed on ________________

Thesis title:____________________________________________________________________________________
    _________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Other Requirements (Explain and describe how they were met.)
________________________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________

Approved by:

Advisor(s): ___________________________________________________                                         Date: _____________


Graduate Studies Committee Chair: _______________________________                                       Date: _____________

*Waived Requirements must be accompanied by copy of approved petition.
                Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit                                                          Graduate School
                Important information and instructions are printed on the reverse side.                          247 University Hall
                Please read Sections II.3.2.3 of the Graduate School Handbook                                    230 North Oval Mall
                which describes the transfer of graduate credit.                                                 Columbus, OH 43210
Section 1: To Be Completed By The Student (Please Print)


Last Name                                     First Name                                MI               Name.Number or Last 4 SSN


Street Address                                                  City                                     State             Zip Code


Email Address                                                                           Phone Number


Academic Unit                                                                           Former Names (if any)

First Quarter & Year Enrolled at The Ohio State University             AU          WI        SP     SU

Last Quarter & Year Enrolled at The Ohio State University              AU          WI        SP     SU

Expected Degree:         MA     MS       PhD          Other:

Expected Graduation Quarter & Year:             AU      WI      SP          SU

Section 2: To Be Completed By The Academic Unit Graduate Studies Committee Chair
•   To transfer individual courses for credit, please list the proposed course(s) below or on an attached sheet.
•   Attach one copy of the OFFICIAL transcript from each institution to verify completion of the course(s) requested to be
    transferred.
    If this box is checked, the student’s master’s degree will count as a block of 45 hours of credit.
                                                                                                                      For Academic Unit
                                                                             Credit Hours
                                                                                                                        (OPTIONAL)
                                 Department                                      Semester
       Name of Institution                           Course Number                                When Taken       The Ohio State University
                                 Abbreviation
                                                                                   Quarter                                Equivalent
                                                                                                                       Course & Hours




Transfer of credit is:
   Approved for                                 quarter hours of graduate credit (1 quarter hour = 2/3 semester/trimester hour)
   Denied


Printed Name, Graduate Studies Committee Chair                  Signature, Graduate Studies Committee Chair                           Date

Section 3: To Be Completed By The Graduate School

Signature, Secretary of the Graduate School                                 Date                                  Admissions Office
               Graduate School
               247 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1366
               Phone: 614-292-6031
               Fax: 614-292-3656
               Email: gscredit@osu.edu

Instructions

   1.    The student complete Section 1 and submits the form to the Graduate Studies Committee
         Chair of their academic unit.
   2.    The Graduate Studies Committee Chair completes Section 2, evaluates the course(s)
         proposed for transfer credit, and determines whether credit is to be transferred as
         unassigned special credit hours or as credit hours for specific Ohio State University
         equivalent course(s). Ohio State University equivalent course(s) may be assigned only if
         the course(s) credit hours to be transferred are no more than two hours fewer or one hour
         greater than the Ohio State University equivalent course credit hours. Credit may be
         recommended only in the discipline area represented by the Graduate Studies Committee
         Chair. Credit in other areas must be evaluated by the Graduate Studies Committee Chair or
         Department Chair of the appropriate area.
   3.    The Graduate Studies Committee Chair signs Section 2 and submits the form and
         transcripts to the Graduate School to be transferred to the student’s Ohio State University
         graduate record.




                                                                                        Updated 20-Feb-08
 Please read instructions before completing form
                                                                                                                             COURSE ENROLLMENT PERMISSION


Name: Last                                              First                                 Middle Initial                          Name.#                College             Major

 Qtr/Yr                        Department                            Course Number Credit                           Call Number                             Instructor
                                                                                                                                              -
Reason:                                                                                                                                                        Co-requisite call number
                                                                                                                                                                                         -
       Circle a letter to Request: (Circle ALL appropriate)                                                       F. Audit (first enrollment in course)

       A. Waive Prerequisite Requirements                                                                         G. Repeat the Course for Audit (Already awarded credit for course)

       B.   Enter a Course Requiring Permission (within the limit)                                                H. Repeat the Course for Grade (e.g. Repeat a "D" Rule)
       C.   Override the Limit and Enter a Full Section                                                           I. Pass/non-Pass Option (Undergraduates only)
       D.   Schedule the Class with a Time Conflict                                                               J. U Option
       E.   Add the Course; Date of initial involvement:_____________
            During the 2nd Week, Instructor and College Office signatures are required.                           K. Raise Total Registration Maximum to ____ Credits
            Beginning the 3rd Week, Instructor, College Office and Department signatures are required.

                                                                                                                  L. Drop the Course; Date of last involvement: ___________
                          Student's Signature                                 Date


                       INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT APPROVAL(S)                                    OFFICE USE ONLY                                  ENROLLMENT UNIT APPROVAL(S)

For Items A through F                                                                       For Items E through L
                                                                                                                                                                 Advisor's Recommendation
              Instructor's Signature                              Date                                   Dean/Director/Designee's Signature       Date
For Item E after the 2nd Friday of the Quarter                                                    Special Processing                                                          Initials      Date


Department Chairperson/Designee's Signature                   Date

Form 9292 - Rev 1/08



                                                         INSTRUCTIONS TO THE STUDENT
                       INFORMATION FOR INSTRUCTOR, DEPARTMENT AND ENROLLMENT UNIT

1.          Complete top portion of form with all information requested, including your signature.

2.          Obtain the appropriate signature(s) on the bottom portion of the form, corresponding to the letter of
              the box you checked on the top portion.

            INSTRUCTOR'S SIGNATURE needed for items A through F.
            DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON/DESIGNEE'S SIGNATURE needed for item E after the 2nd Friday
               of the Quarter.
            DEAN/DIRECTOR/DESIGNEE'S SIGNATURE needed for items E through L. The "First Date of
               attendance" should also be listed for Item E course adds.
            ADVISOR'S SIGNATURE needed for items E through L on the Advisor Recommendation line,
               unless specifically waived by your college office.

3.          Once the appropriate signatures are obtained, submit this form to your college or school office for
              appropriate action.




             1. Initial the box indicating your concurrence with the request, if you are not processing the action.
             2. Draw a single line through any unused or unauthorized permission.
             3. Enrollment Units: Indicate any special handling regarding Fee Re-assessment or marks.
                                                                                        CHANGE TICKET
                                                                                                                                                              /        /
                                                          Name.#                                  Quarter            -          Year                         Today's Date


            Full Legal Name                                    Last                       First                          Middle/Maiden                   College of Enrollment

                                                           CAMPUS                                                                  FEE REASSESSMENT
                                                                                                                                     (Office Use Only)
         COL                           LMA               MNS       MRN            NWK     WST
                                                                                                                          Yes            No      Effective Date
                                                 Other



If drop for prior quarter, provide reason:
                                                 A/D                     Call Number              Credit   Options        Department     Course Number

                                                                                          -
                  Indicate A (Add) or D (Drop)




                                                 A/D                     Call Number              Credit   Options        Department     Course Number

                                                                                          -

                                                 A/D                      Call Number             Credit   Options        Department     Course Number

                                                                                          -

                                                 A/D                      Call Number             Credit   Options        Department     Course Number

                                                                                          -

                                                 A/D                      Call Number             Credit   Options        Department     Course Number

                                                                                          -

   Advisor Approval

   College Approval
                                                                                                                             Processed By                   Date
 Revised 3/08
                Graduate School
                247 University Hall, 230 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1366
                Phone: 614-292-6031
                Fax: 614-292-3656
                Email: gspetitions@osu.edu

                      GRADUATE STUDENT COURSE PETITION INSTRUCTIONS

COURSE OPTION CHANGES
(1)    from undergraduate credit to audit
(2)    from graduate credit to audit
(3)    from audit to undergraduate credit
(4)    from audit to graduate credit
(5)    from undergraduate to graduate credit
(6)    from graduate to undergraduate credit

COURSE ADDITION
Faculty Rule 3335-9-17.1. Additions to approved schedules, Section (D)
After the third Friday of the quarter, additions to approved schedules will not be permitted. Exceptions will be
granted only by petition. Petitions must be filed with the authorized representative of the dean or director of the
enrollment unit. Petitions will be approved only on the basis of clearly documented clerical error or unusual
and extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.
Section 1)     To be completed by the student. Attach an explanation of the request and why the request to
               add a class was not made prior to the published deadline.
Section 2)     To be completed by the instructor.
Section 3)     To be completed by the advisor. Nondegree students do not need to complete this section.
Section 4)     Signature of the instructor’s department chairperson is required.
Section 5)     To be completed by the Graduate School after all other sections have been completed.
If you are not currently enrolled for the quarter of this petition, this form is NOT appropriate. A
completed OSU Superform should be presented to the Graduate School for review along with a Course
Enrollment Permission Form with the appropriate signatures.

COURSE DROP
Faculty Rule 3335-8-32. Withdrawal from courses or from the university, Section (E)
After five p.m. of the seventh Friday of the quarter, semester, or session, or the second Friday of a summer
term, a student who because of circumstances beyond his/her control finds it necessary to withdraw from any
or all courses, must file the appropriate petition with the authorized representative of the dean or director of the
enrollment unit. Reasons not acceptable include (but are not limited to) the student’s performance in the
course(s), lack of preparation for the course(s), or dissatisfaction with the subject matter offered in the
course(s).
Section 1)     To be completed by the student. Attach an explanation of the request and why the request was
               not made prior to the published deadline to drop a class or withdraw from the university.
Section 2)     To be completed by the instructor. Indicate the status of the student in the class.
Section 3)     To be completed by the advisor. Nondegree students do not need to complete this section.
Section 4)     Not required for course drop petitions.
Section 5)     To be completed by the Graduate School after all other sections have been completed.

The completed form should then be returned to the Graduate School. The student will be notified of the
disposition per the contact information listed in Section 1.
      Note:   Petitions will not be accepted without all required signatures and attachments.
                                                                                                     Updated 20-Feb-08
                  Graduate Student Course Petition                                                        Graduate School
                  CURRENT QUARTER                                                                         247 University Hall
                  Important information and instructions are printed on the reverse side.                 230 North Oval Mall
                                                                                                          Columbus, OH 43210
                     Complete a Separate Form for Each Course -- Submit to the Graduate School

Section 1: To Be Completed By The Student (Please Print)
I request permission to         add,      drop, or      change course option #                       (see explanation on reverse)

for the                                  (quarter),                                (year). Graduate Program


Department                               Course #                       Credit              Call #                  Instructor


Name: Last                               First                          Middle              Name.Number or Last 4 SSN


Local Street Address                                                                        Telephone Number


City                                     State                          Zip Code            E-Mail Address
   Please attach a detailed explanation of both your request and why this request was not made prior
                                  to the published University deadline.
Student: I certify that all the information I have submitted is accurate to the extent of my knowledge.


Student’s Signature                                                                                          Date

Section 2: Instructor’s comments and signature required
    I have attached a detailed explanation including the student’s status in the course(s) and my level of support.



Signature, Instructor                                                                                        Date

Section 3: Advisor’s comments and signature required
    I have attached an assessment of the student’s request.



Signature, Advisor                                                                                           Date

Section 4: Department Chairperson of the Instructor’s Department
Note:     Required only for course addition requests.


Signature, Department Chairperson                                                                            Date

Section 5: Graduate School                                       Petition Approved                     Petition Denied

Signature, Secretary of the Graduate School                                                                  Date
             Master’s Degree Procedures and Requirements for Graduation
          
                                                                                  Graduate School
Listed below are Graduate School procedures and requirements for earning a        247 University Hall
                                                                                  230 North Oval Mall
Master’s Degree from the Ohio State University. For more information see the      Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
Graduate School Handbook. The Handbook is available electronically on the World   (614) 292-6031
                                                                                  (614) 292-3656 fax
Wide Web at: http://www.gradsch.osu.edu                                           gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu
                                                                                   

In order to graduate, each student must:

       Register and enroll for at least three graduate credit hours during the quarter in which
       graduation in expected.


       Submit an Application to Graduate form to the Graduate School no later than the second
       Friday of the quarter in which graduation is expected.

       Complete the required minimum number of credit hours for your program, at least 80%
       of those credit hours must be completed at this university.

       Earn a graduate cumulative point hour ratio of at least 3.0

       Satisfactorily complete the Master’s Examination and submit the Master’s Examination
       Report form to the Graduate School by the published deadline for the quarter of
       graduation. The Master’s Examination is taken the quarter in which graduation is
       expected. To take the examination earlier requires permission of the Graduate School.

       Students completing a thesis must submit the Thesis Approval form, the approved
       thesis, and pay the binding fee ($12.00 by check or money order only) at the Graduate
       School by the published deadline for the quarter of graduation.

       Final grades for all previous and current courses are due at Lincoln Tower by the
       deadline published in the Master Schedule of Classes.


CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Notify the Graduate School as soon as possible at 292-6031 or e-mail:
gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu if you find you are unable to complete the requirements within the
deadlines.
                Application to Graduate - Master’s Degree
                A summary of master’s degree graduation requirements is printed on the back of this form.                                 Graduate School
                                                                                                                                          247 University Hall
                This form must be submitted to the Graduate School no later than the second Friday of the                                 230 North Oval Mall
                quarter in which graduation is expected. This application is valid for this quarter only.                                 Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
                Part II, Section 5 of the Graduate School Handbook pertains to the Master’s Degree                                        (614) 292-6031
                                                                                                                                          gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu
                Programs.
Student Infor mation              List the name under which you are officially registered at OSU. Please type or print all information.

                                                                                                                                           Office Use Only
Last Name                                 First Name                 Middle Name       Social Security Number                              Hold              Sex

                                                                                                                                           Registration Fees Paid
Local Address                                                                          Home Phone Number                                   Current Registration
                                                                                                                                                                              Final
                                                                                                                                           Course(s)               Credit     Grade

City                                         State                 Zip Code            Business or Cell Phone Number



Home Town                                    State                 Zip Code            E-mail Address

Previous Education


Undergraduate Degree (B.A., B.S., etc.)                              Undergraduate Institution

                                                                                                                                           Previous Registration
                                                                                                                                                                            Final
Graduate/Professional Degree (M.A., M.S., etc.)                      Graduate/Professional Institution                                     Incomplete(s))          Qtr./Yr. Grade




Graduate/Professional Degree (M.D., J.D., etc.)                      Graduate/Professional Institution



Graduation Information
                                                                                                                                           Missing Grades          Qtr./Yr.
                                                                    Degree Name (M.A., M.S., etc.)
Academic Unit and/or Department
                                                                    Degree Expected Quarter/Year:
Master’s Examination Committee Members:
(Please type or print full name)
                                                                          Thesis

                                                                          Non-Thesis                                                       Progress                Qtr./Yr.
Student’s Adviser
                                                                          Based on satisfactorily completing the
                                                                          Ph.D, D.M.A Candidacy Examination




                                                                    Date of Candidacy Examination

                                                                                                                                           Graduate Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                           Earned Hours
The signatures below indicate that the student is expected to complete both the graduate program and
the Graduate School requirements for the master’s degree by the end of the quarter indicated above.                                        GND Transferred

                                                                                                                                           Time Limit Past
                                                                                                                                           Additional
Signature, Student (required)                                                                       Date
                                                                                                                                           Hours required

                                                                                                                                           Total hours


Signature, Adviser (required)                                                                       Date                                   Cumulative Point-Hour
                                                                                                                                           Ratio
                                                                                                                                           Current CPHR

Signature, Graduate Studies Committee Chair (required)                                              Date                                   Final CPHR
Summary of Master’s Degree Graduation Requirements

  1.    Submission of the Application to Graduate form to the Graduate School no later than the
        second Friday of the quarter in which the graduation is expected.

  2.    Registration for at least three graduate credit hours during the quarter in which graduation
        is expected.

  3.    Completion of a minimum of 45 graduate credit hours, at least 36 of which must be
        completed at this university, or for master’s degree programs requiring more than 45
        graduate credit hours, a minimum of 80 percent of those hours must be completed at this
        university.

  4.    Graduate cumulative point-hour ratio of at least 3.0.

  5.    Satisfactory completion of the Master’s Examination and submission of the Master’s
        Examination Report form to the Graduate School no later than Wednesday two weeks before
        commencement.

  6.    For students writing a thesis, submission of the Thesis Approval form and approved thesis to
        the Graduate School, along with payment of microfilming and binding fees no later than
        Wednesday one week before commencement.

  7.    Receipt of final grades in the Graduate School by the deadline published in the Master
        Schedule of Classes.

  8.    Completion of the master’s degree requirements established by the Graduate Studies
        Committee.

  A student may earn a master’s degree on the basis of satisfactorily completing the Candidacy
  Examination for the doctoral degree. If the student’s adviser and the Graduate Studies
  Committee recommend this plan, they may indicate their recommendation by entering the
  following information in the Graduation Information section: complete the Academic Unit,
  Degree Name, and Degree Expected lines; enter only the adviser’s name for the Master’s
  Examination Committee Members; mark neither thesis nor non-thesis option, note “Candidacy
  Exam. (date passed)” on the Date of Candidacy Examination line.

  Note:

  1.    Refer to Part II, Section 5 in the Graduate School Handbook, for additional information.

  2.    Graduate Students are responsible for being aware of all current rules.

  3.    Graduation deadlines are available in the Graduation Services area of the Graduate
        School or www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu.




  The Ohio State University
  Graduate School
  247 University Hall
  230 North Oval Mall
  Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
  Phone: (614) 292-6031
                Notification of
                Doctoral Candidacy Examination                                                                                                                      Graduate School
                                                                                                                                                       247 University Hall 230 North Oval Mall
                This original form, when completed, must be submitted to the Graduate School no later than two weeks prior to the proposed                           Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
                date for the oral portion of the Candidacy Exam. A copy must be retained by the Graduate Studies Committee Chair.                          (614) 292-6031 (614) 292-3656 fax
                                                                                                                                                                         gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu
                Sections II.6.4 through II.6.7 of the Graduate School Handbook pertain to the Candidacy Examination.



Student Information (please type or print)

Name:                                                                                                                              PhD                  DMA

Social Security Number:                                                         Graduate Program:

E-mail Address:                                                                         Contact Telephone Number:



Written Portion of Candidacy Examination

Date Written Begun:                                                                Date Written Completed:



Advisory Committee Members*
Committee Members must be members of the Graduate Faculty



Student’s Adviser (Category P):                                                                      E-mail Address:


Adviser’s Signature:


Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:


Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:


Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:


Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:
           *If a Category M Graduate Faculty member is appointed to the Final Oral Examination Committee or the Dissertation/D.M.A. Document Committee,
            approval by the student’s Graduate Studies Committee is indicated by the signature of the Graduate Studies Committee Chair below.


           Signature, Graduate Studies Committee Chair:


Oral Portion of Candidacy Examination
The Dean of the Graduate School appoints the Graduate Faculty Representative after the Graduate School is notified as to the proposed date for the oral portion.
No less than one week before the oral portion, a typed copy of the questions and the student’s responses to the written portion of the Candidacy Examination, or the
graduate program equivalent, must be presented to the Graduate Faculty Representative by the student or his/her representative.

Permission to video conference this examination has been requested from the Graduate School.

Date                            Time                         Building                                                                        Room                                Rev. 10/05
          Doctoral Degree Procedures
          and Requirements for Graduation
                                                                                                Graduate School
                                                                                                247 University Hall
                                                                                                230 North Oval Mall
Listed below are the procedures and the requirements of the Graduate School for earning         Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
                                                                                                (614) 292-6031
a doctoral degree from The Ohio State University. For further information see Part II,          (614) 292-3656 fax
Section 6 of the Graduate School Handbook. The Handbook is available electronically             gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu
on the World Wide Web at http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu


In order to graduate, each student must:

         Satisfactorily complete the Candidacy Examination and submit the Candidacy Examination
         Report form to the Graduate School.

         Register and enroll for at least three graduate credit hours during the quarter in which the
         Final Oral Examination is taken and the quarter in which graduation is expected.

         Submit an Application to Graduate form to the Graduate School no later than the second
         Friday of the quarter in which graduation is expected.

         Complete a minimum of 135 graduate credit hours, at least 90 of these must be completed
         beyond the master’s degree. For a master’s degree earned at another institution to count
         toward the 135 hours, it must be officially transferred.

         Complete the following requirements after the master’s degree has been earned or after the
         first 45 hours of graduate credit have been completed. (The latter applies to programs where
         a master’s degree will not be transferred)

                  A minimum of 45 graduate credit hours at The Ohio State University.

                  A minimum of three out of four consecutive quarters with an enrollment of at
                  least ten graduate credit hours per quarter at this university.

                  A minimum of 20 graduate hours over a period of at least two quarters
                  after admission to candidacy.

         Earn a graduate cumulative point-hour ratio of at least 3.0.

         Indicate approval of the dissertation draft by submitting a signed Draft Approval form and the
         dissertation draft to the Graduate School at least two weeks before the date of the Final Oral
         Examination. The complete, typed dissertation draft will be reviewed for format compliance in
         the presence of the student (or his/her agent) when the Draft Approval form is submitted.

         Satisfactorily complete the Final Oral Examination and submit the Final Oral Examination
         report form to the Graduate School no later than Wednesday, two weeks before
         commencement (for specific dates, see the Graduation Deadlines).
         Convert final dissertation or D.M.A. document to pdf and submit to the Graduate School
         through OhioLink (http://www.ohiolink.edu/etd). Receive e-mail acceptance of document from
         the Graduate School.

         Submit the following no later than Wednesday, one week before commencement (for specific
         dates, see the Graduation Deadlines):

                  the Final Approval Form

                  the Survey of Earned Doctorates form

         Pay for Doctoral Hood ($55 required if attending the commencement ceremony. Purchase of
         the doctoral hood is optional if not attending the ceremony and may be mailed ($6.00 mailing
         fee) or picked up). Microfilming and processing is $70.00 and is required. Information about
         copyright registration is available in the Graduate School. These fees are payable once your
         electronic submission has been accepted, when your forms are turned in to the Graduate
         School. The Graduate School only accepts a personal check or money order.

         Final grades for all previous and current courses are due to Lincoln Tower by the deadline
         published in the Master Schedule of Classes.




CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Notify the Graduate School as soon as possible at 292-6031 or e-mail: gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu if you find you
are unable to complete the requirements within the deadlines.
                   Application to Graduate - Doctoral Degree
                   A summary of doctoral degree graduation requirements is printed on the back of this form.                              Graduate School
                                                                                                                                          247 University Hall
                   This form must be submitted to the Graduate School no later than the second Friday of the
                                                                                                                                          230 North Oval Mall
                   quarter in which graduation is expected. This application is valid for this quarter only.                              Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
                   Part II, Section 6 of the Graduate School Handbook pertains to the Doctoral Degree                                     (614) 292-6031
                                                                                                                                          gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu
                   Programs.

Student Infor mation              List the name under which you are officially registered at OSU. Please type or print all information.

                                                                                                                                           Office Use Only
Last Name                                 First Name                 Middle Name       Social Security Number                              Hold             Sex

                                                                                                                                           Registration Fees Paid
Local Address                                                                          Home Phone Number                                   Current Registration
                                                                                                                                                                             Final
                                                                                                                                           Course(s)              Credit     Grade

City                                         State                 Zip Code            Business or Cell Phone Number



Home Town                                    State                 Zip Code            E-mail Address

Previous Education


Undergraduate Degree (B.A., B.S., etc.)                              Undergraduate Institution

                                                                                                                                           Previous Registration
                                                                                                                                                                           Final
Graduate/Professional Degree (M.A., M.S., etc.)                      Graduate/Professional Institution                                     Incomplete(s))         Qtr./Yr. Grade




Graduate/Professional Degree (M.D., J.D., etc.)                      Graduate/Professional Institution


                                                                                                                                           Missing Grades         Qtr./Yr.
Graduation Information

                                                                    Degree Expected Quarter/Year:
Academic Unit and/or Department

Dissertation or D.M.A. Examination Committee Members:                                                                                      Progress               Qtr./Yr.
(Please type or print full name)                                          Ph.D

                                                                          D.M.A.
Adviser or Chair

                                                                                                                                           Graduate Credit Hours

                                                                                                                                           Earned Hours
                                                                                                                                           Additional
                                                                                                                                           Hours required

                                                                                                                                           Total hours

The signatures below indicate that the student is expected to complete both the graduate program and                                       Cumulative Point-Hour
the Graduate School requirements for the doctoral degree by the end of the quarter indicated above.                                        Ratio
                                                                                                                                           Current CPHR

                                                                                                                                           Final CPHR
Signature, Student (required)                                                                       Date

                                                                                                                                           Candidacy Examination

Signature, Adviser (required)                                                                       Date                                   Residence Completed

                                                                                                                                           3 out of 4


Signature, Graduate Studies Committee Chair (required)                                              Date                                   Post Candidacy
Instructions

  1.      Satisfactory completion of and submission of the Candidacy Examination Report form to the Graduate
          School.
  2.      Registration for at least three graduate credit hours during the quarters when the Candidacy and Final
          Oral Examinations are taken and during the quarter in which graduation is expected.
  3.      Submission of the Application to Graduate form to the Graduate School no later than the second Friday
          of the quarter in which graduation is expected.
  4.      Completion of a minimum of 135 graduate credit hours, at least 90 of which must be completed beyond
          the master’s degree.
  5.      Completion of the following residence requirements after the master’s degree has been earned or after the
          first 45 hours of graduate credit have been completed:
               a. a minimum of 45 graduate credit hours at this university.
               b. a minimum of three out of the four consecutive quarters with an enrollment of at least ten
                  graduate credit hours per quarter at this university.
               c. a minimum of 20 graduate credit hours over a period of at least two quarters after admission to
                  candidacy
  6.      Graduate cumulative point-hour ratio of at least 3.0.
  7.      Approval of dissertation draft (D.M.A. document draft) by the Dissertation Committee (D.M.A. Document
          Committee) members and submission of the Draft Approval form and the dissertation draft (D.M.A
          document draft) to the Graduate School at least two weeks before the date of the Final Oral Examination.
  8.      Satisfactory completion of the Final Oral Examination and submission of the Final Oral Examination
          Report form to the Graduate School no later than Wednesday two weeks before commencement.
  9.      Submission of the approved dissertation (or D.M.A. document if appropriate) and other required forms to
          the Graduate School no later than Wednesday one week before commencement.
  10. Completion of Ph.D or D.M.A degree requirements within five years after being admitted to candidacy.
  11. Receipt of final grades in the Graduate School by the deadline published in the Master Schedule of
      Classes.
  12. Completion of the Ph.D. or D.M.A. requirements established by the Graduate Studies Committee.
  13. Payment of doctoral hood and microfilming fees no later than Wednesday one week before
      commencement.
  Note:
       1.      Further information regarding these requirements is contained in Part II, Section 6 of the Graduate
               School Handbook.
       2.      Graduation deadlines are available in the Graduation Services area of the Graduate School or
               www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu.
       3.      Graduate students are responsible for being aware of all current rules.




  The Ohio State University
  Graduate School
  247 University Hall
  230 North Oval Mall
  Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
  Phone: (614) 292-6031
                Doctoral Draft Approval/
                Notification of Final Oral Examination                                                                                                              Graduate School
                                                                                                                                                       247 University Hall 230 North Oval Mall
                This original form and the completed, typed, and formatted dissertation/D.M.A document draft must be submitted to                                    Columbus, Ohio 43210-1366
                the Graduate School no later than two weeks prior to the proposed date for the final oral examination. A copy of this                      (614) 292-6031 (614) 292-3656 fax
                form must be retained by the Graduate Studies Committee Chair. Section II.6.9.5 of the Graduate School Handbook                                          gradsch-gradsrv@osu.edu
                pertains to draft approval. Section II.6.10 of the Graduate School Handbook pertains to the Final Oral Examination,
                Final Oral Examination Committee and notification of the Final Oral Examination.

Student Information (please type or print)

Name:

Social Security Number:                                                        Graduate Program:

E-mail Address:                                                                        Contact Telephone Number:


Draft Approval
By signing below, the members of the Dissertation or D.M.A. Committee judge that the dissertation/D.M.A. document
draft of the student named above is of sufficient merit to warrant holding the Final Oral Examination.                             PhD                  DMA

Signature, Student’s Adviser:                                                         Signature, Committee Member:

Signature, Committee Member:                                                          Signature, Committee Member:

Signature, Committee Member:                                                          Signature, Committee Member:

Title of Dissertation/D.M.A. Document:




Final Oral Examination Committee Members*

Student’s Adviser:                                                                                   E-mail Address:

Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:

Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:

Committee Member:                                                                                    E-mail Address:
           *If a Category M Graduate Faculty member is appointed to the Final Oral Examination Committee or the Dissertation/D.M.A. Document Committee,
            approval of the student’s Graduate Studies Committee is indicated by the signature of the Graduate Studies Committee Chair below.



           Signature, Graduate Studies Committee Chair:

Final Oral Examination
The Dean of the Graduate School appoints the Graduate Faculty Representative after the Graduate School is notified as to the proposed date for the final oral examinations.
No less than one week before the Final Oral Examination, a complete, typed dissertation/D.M.A. draft must be presented to the Graduate Faculty Representative by the
student or his/her representative.

Permission to video conference this examination has been requested from the Graduate School.

Date                            Time                        Building                                                                         Room                                Rev. 10/05

				
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