Graduate Student Information
What to Do. When to Do It. (Important Deadlines)
For details on many topics, see "Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Program Documents" below.
1. Safety Training. During the first term of study.
2. Tentative M.S./Ph.D. Course of Study form. During the first term of study.
3. Ph.D. Qualifying Exam. It depends on your background. See "Requirements and Procedures for Graduate Degrees in Chemical Engineering."
4. Thesis/Dissertation Committee Approval form. As early as possible (but no later than four weeks before the thesis/dissertation proposal date).
5. Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Approval (and submission of the Final M.S./Ph.D. Course of Study and Proposal Approval form). For thesis: during the third term of study. For dissertation: during the fourth term.
6. Comprehensive Exam (Ph.D. program). By the end of the sixth term of study after admission to the Ph.D. program. (For students switching from M.S. to Direct-to-Ph.D.: by the end of the sixth term of study after admission to the M.S. program).
7. Graduation Application. Early in the semester in which you plan to graduate. The exact deadline may be found among the Thesis and Dissertation Services deadlines. Check (and recheck) www.ohio.edu/registrar/gradapp.cfm early that semester to discover when the system is accepting applications.
8. Thesis/Dissertation Defense. Thesis defense: no later than six years from the start of the program. Dissertation defense: no later than seven years from the start of the program. Be sure to familiarize yourself with Thesis and Dissertation Services and watch the video on its home page, www.ohio.edu/graduate/etd.
A. Prepare for the final stretch: Confer with Tom Riggs, the graduate program assistant, to make sure that you have met all procedural requirements to this point.
B. Arrangements for Oral Defense form: at least four weeks before defense.
C. Reserve room for oral defense: at least four weeks before defense.
D. Statement of Originality form: at least four weeks before defense.
E. Report of Oral Defense form: see the "Post-Defense Format Review" date in the Thesis and Dissertation Services deadlines. Keep in mind that the content of the thesis or dissertation must be in its final, revised form by that date.
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Graduate Program Documents
Graduate Program Forms
Graduation Application, Commencement Registration (deadlines are early)
Russ College Thesis/Dissertation Resources
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Policies
Ohio University Policies
This page last updated September 12, 2013 by Tom Riggs.