Process, Graduate Minors and Interdisciplinary Specializations

  1. In conjunction with their advisor, graduate students should determine the appropriateness of pursuing a graduate interdisciplinary specialization or graduate minor and how best to incorporate it into their program of study.

  2. Graduate students must complete and submit a Minor and Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization form at GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU. The form serves as the application to enroll. Once submitted the form is electronically directed to the chair/coordinator of the GIS or graduate minor  program for review. The student’s advisor also receives an e-mail notice that the form was submitted.

  3. If the student is accepted into the program, the chair of the GIS or minor program approves the electronic program form. This action will route the form to the Graduate School.   

  4. Once the Graduate School approves the request, the student will receive a confirmation e-mail.

  5. The student must adhere to the curriculum of the GIS or graduate minor program as indicated on the appropriate program form. If changes in the approved curriculum are necessary, the  student must have the change approved by the GIS/minor program, who in turn will directly notify the Graduate School. Departures from the approved GIS or graduate minor program could result in the specialization not appearing on the student's transcript.

  6. Upon completion of the GIS or graduate minor program, the student must go back into GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU to complete the GIS/minor transcript designation form for final review. Once approved by both the GIS/minor program and the Graduate School, the designation will be posted to the student’s academic record.

Questions may be directed to Tim Watson, director of Graduation Services, at (614) 247-7292.

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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