Overview for new graduate students

You're here to get a graduate degree. The Graduate School is here to help.

Role of the Graduate School

While you are at Ohio State, you will interact with the Graduate School on a regular basis, particularly around milestones like candidacy examinations and theses and dissertations. The Graduate School looks out for the welfare of all graduate students and maintains the integrity of Ohio State’s graduate degrees.

Familiarize yourself with the policies and rules in the Graduate School Handbook, which is the foundation for all program-level policies and practices. 

To get a good start
Key guides for new graduate students

"How do I?" Answers to new graduate students' most common questions

Graduate School Handbook

Forms most used by new graduate students

Funding for Graduate Students

Graduate Associate and Fellow Appointments

Career Development for Graduate Students

Ohio State services and resources

Ohio State offices supporting academics and career development; campus life, financial aid, registration, human resources and payroll, health and wellness, student organizations and support, information about Columbus

Council of Graduate Students