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2010 H&CS Graduate Studies Committee
Dr. Rich Pratt, GSC Chair, Wooster Dr. John Cardina, (Chair Elect), Wooster Dr. Karl Danneberger, Columbus Dr. Douglas Doohan, Wooster Dr. David Francis, Wooster Dr. J.C. Jang, Columbus Dr. Emmy Regnier, Columbus Regina Vann Hickok, Academic Program Associate, Columbus Stephanie Wedryk, Graduate Student Representative
Dr. Bill Randle, Department Chair and Ex‐officio Member Dr. Clay Sneller, Department Associate Chair and Ex‐officio Member
(H&CS August 2010)
Table of Contents
1 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 10 10 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 18 19 19 20 20 Table of Contents Abbreviations Used in this Document Foreword Administering the Graduate Program: I. The Graduate Studies Committee A. Responsibilities of the GSC B. Committee Membership II. Graduate Faculty Membership A. Categories and Criteria B. Assignment, Review and Removal of Graduate Faculty Status III. Criteria for Admission into the HCS Graduate Program A. General Application Procedures B. Required Documentation C. Admission Status D. Exceptions and Special Circumstances IV. Financing Graduate Education A. Graduate Research Associateships and Graduate Teaching Associateships B. Fellowships and Traineeships C. Hourly Support D. Financial Aid E. Travel Support Grants V. Criteria and Procedures for Selecting GRAs and GTAs A. Graduate Research Associateships (GRAs) 1. Selecting GRAs 2. Reappointing GRAs 3. Period of appointment 4. Availability of summer quarter appointments 5. Specific GRA responsibilities 6. Eligibility requirements 7. The maximum time for receiving departmental financial support on a GRA 8. Termination of GRAs 9. Evaluations of GRAs B. Graduate Teaching Associateships (GTAs) 1. Application for GTA position 2. Duration of GTA appointments 3. Duties 4. Evaluation of GTA teaching VI. Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students A. Work load B. Personal Leave C. Use of facilities D. Resolution of disputes and due process E. Termination F. Filing the graduate course program G. Academic misconduct VII. The Advisor and the Advisory Committee A. Choice of Advisor B. The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) 1. The Master of Science SAC (M.S.) 2. The Doctor of Philosophy SAC (Ph.D.) VIII. Course Requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Programs A. Course requirements Page 1
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1. Horticulture and Crop Science Core Course Requirements 2. Seminar and colloquium requirement (H&CS 804) 3. Research Methods requirement (H&CS 806) 4. Current Topics requirement (H&CS 830) 5. Statistics requirement (H&CS 887) 6. Research Course requirement (H&CS 999) 7. Electives (Ph.D. only)) IX. General Requirements for the Master of Science Degree A. Choosing and Advisor and a Student Advisory Committee (SAC) B. Coherent pattern of courses and seminars C. Thesis D. Non-Thesis Option (Plan B) E. Master’s Exam F. Colloquium and Exit Seminar X. General Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree A. Choosing and Advisor and a Student Advisory Committee (SAC) B. Direct Admission to Ph.D. Program C. Academic Program D. Candidacy Exam E. Dissertation F. Final Oral Examination G. Colloquium and Exit Seminar XI. Transfer Between Degree Programs A. Transfer from M.S. to Ph.D. Degree Program B. Criteria from transfer from Ph.D. to M.S. Program XII. Registration and Scheduling XIII. Academic Standards XIV. Recommended Reading XV. Frequently Asked Questions Columbus Campus Wooster Campus XVI. Contact Information Appendix I. Forms Appendix II. Guidelines for Proposal Option: Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Appendix III. Contact Information for Submission of Applications
Abbreviations used in this document:
AAC FOEC GRA GRE GSC GTA H&CS OARDC OSU POA SAC TOEFL
Academic Affairs Committee of the Department of Horticulture & Crop Science Final Oral Exam Committee Graduate Research Associate (or Associateship) Graduate Record Exam Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of Horticulture & Crop Science Graduate Teaching associate (or Assistantship) Department of Horticulture and Crop Science Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center The Ohio State University Pattern of Administration of the Department of Horticulture & Crop Science Student Advisory Committee Test of English as a Foreign Language
Foreword from the Graduate Studies Committee
The objective of the OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Studies Handbook (Handbook) is to provide a ready source of information that will assist the expedient and efficient conduct of H&CS graduate programs. The Handbook contains information that will be useful to prospective graduate students and it will serve as an important reference for graduate students and their advisors throughout the graduate program. Most of the policies are based on requirements of the Graduate School, but departmental operating guidelines and procedures are also provided. The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) administers and coordinates graduate programs in the Department. This includes review and evaluation of applications for graduate study and recommending students for entrance into the H&CS Graduate Program; processing applications and overseeing the admission process; recommending students who merit financial assistance ‐‐ including graduate assistantships, associateships and fellowships; coordinating graduate teaching associate responsibilities; conducting the Department seminar program ‐‐ including seminar presentations and colloquia; processing nominations and conducting the review of graduate publication and TA award competitions; and other responsibilities described in the H&CS Pattern of Administration document (section III D. 4.). The GSC is composed of the Chair, a Chair‐elect, five additional faculty members representing both campuses, one graduate student representative, and the academic program associate who is based in the Graduate Studies Office in Columbus. The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science strives to provide the physical resources and scholarly environment necessary for professional and personal growth that leads to the successful completion of the graduate program. Graduate students are expected to exhibit personal and professional integrity, and the motivation to fully utilize the resources available to them to achieve success in their graduate programs. We hope that H&CS graduates will find their graduate programs at OSU both challenging and rewarding. For regulations not found in this handbook, refer to the OSU Graduate School Handbook (http://www.gradsch.ohio‐state.edu/Depo/PDF/Handbook.pdf). Other useful resources include the following: Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Theses, Dissertations, and D.M.A. Documents (http://www.gradsch.ohio‐state.edu/Depo/PDF/Guidelines.pdf). The International Student Handbook, (http://oia.osu.edu/pdf/internationalstudenthandbook0809.pdf). The Graduate School Website: (http://www.gradsch.ohio‐state.edu/default.aspx).
Committee Membership. B. Members of the GSC are appointed by the Department Chair. Processes admissions. and One (1) graduate student representative (the student representative is also invited to Faculty meetings) H&CS Chair and Associate‐Chair (ex‐officio) Committee members are appointed by the H&CS Chair following consultation with GSC Chair to represent a cross‐section of Department programs in undergraduate and graduate instruction. Reviews and evaluates applications for graduate study. The Horticulture and Crop Science GSC: Appoints faculty members to the graduate faculty. Monitors course programs of graduate students. The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) The graduate program is governed by rules and regulations set forth by the Graduate School of the Ohio State University (http://gradsch. The GSC updates and revises the Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Studies Handbook. Coordinates operations of the Horticulture and Crop Science graduate program with College and University faculty and administrators and with the Graduate School.edu). Coordinates assignment of students to advisors. Recommends to the graduate faculty any changes in requirements or policy. Policies are enacted by the Council of Research and Graduate Studies.Administering the Graduate Program in Horticulture & Crop Science I. Page 4 . The operation and structure of the GCS in H&CS are dictated by the Department’s Pattern of Administration (POA).osu. A. Facilitates graduate student recruitment. Responsibilities of the Graduate Studies Committee. as described in Section 1 of the OSU Graduate School Handbook. including: The Chair (2 year term) The Chair‐elect (determined each 2 years by election of the faculty) At least five (5) Department of Horticulture and Crop Science graduate faculty One (1) staff member. The GSC is the liaison between the Graduate School and the students and faculty of the department. The GSC is composed of nine (9) members. and administered by the Dean of the Graduate School and by the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) of this Department.
Appropriate documentation will accompany such a recommendation. Graduate faculty status affects the official role a faculty member may take as an advisor (see the OSU Graduate School Handbook). The Horticulture and Crop Science program also permits category M faculty to serve on examining and advisory committees of Ph. The graduate student representative is appointed annually by the Chair of H&CS. Committee members will represent the junior faculty and senior faculty.D. or that the faculty member’s Graduate Faculty status be considered probationary until certain specified conditions are met. Review. and M. Review and Removal of Graduate Faculty Status.S.edu/Depo/PDF/Handbook. II. category P faculty may advise Ph. New faculty are encouraged to request appointment as soon as they meet the criteria for appointment of graduate faculty with Category M or P status. The Graduate Studies Committee submits nominations for Category P membership on the Graduate Faculty to the Graduate School and certifies by appropriate documentation that those nominated meet published university‐wide criteria” (Grad School Handbook). Potential graduate faculty members must have both an active program of research and a sincere commitment to student advising. with the approval of the GSC Chair. Based on that review. Assignment. The incumbent Chair‐elect becomes the Chair after a 2‐ year term as Chair‐elect.D. The term of service on the GSC for faculty members is two years (half the committee is replaced annually). The criteria and responsibilities of appointment are outlined in the The OSU Graduate School Handbook (http://www. Nominations are made by the Graduate Studies Committee. The incumbent Chair exits the GSC after 2 years as Chair. Faculty with the rank of Professor. students. from both the Columbus and Wooster campuses. The GSC will review on a regular basis the membership categories of Graduate Faculty. Assistant Professor.pdf). Instructor. the Graduate Studies Committee may recommend to the Graduate Council that the category level be reduced or removed. or Adjunct Faculty are eligible to be nominated as regular members of the graduate faculty. students. including verification that the faculty member has been notified of the possible action and Page 5 . The GSC Chair‐elect is elected each two years by the faculty. students. Assignment “The Graduate Studies Committee appoints Category M Graduate Faculty members….S. Graduate Faculty Membership A. B.gradsch.The staff member serves as secretary to the committee. Associate Professor.ohio‐ state. Briefly. Categories and Criteria. category M faculty may advise M.
Applications are accepted at any time. Applicants who wish to be considered for university and college fellowships Page 6 . General Application Procedures. and any other relevant information. poor quality of graduate students' research proposals.html. or removal from the graduate faculty may include poor performance as advisor or mentor. this meeting will coincide with a faculty meeting at which promotion and tenure of faculty members is to be considered. Criteria and procedures for loss of category status. Voting will be by secret ballot. if any. Reducing the category level of a graduate faculty member or removing the faculty member from the graduate faculty will require the approval of a majority of the faculty members of the GSC. and graduate students. faculty. poor record of publication of graduate students' research. during which time the faculty member will be given the opportunity to demonstrate significant improvement. if possible. The GSC may set limits on the number of advisees or advisory committees of a probationary faculty member. the GSC will allow opportunity for input from administrators. Prior to voting. Applicants who seek admission to the Graduate School for graduate study in Horticulture and Crop Science must fulfill admission criteria established both by the Graduate School and by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Horticulture and Crop Science Department. Graduate student and staff members of the GSC may participate in discussion of these issues but may not vote. but applicants are encouraged to apply for autumn admission.has been allowed to respond in writing within a timeline specified by the Graduate Studies Committee. will be included in the information sent to the Graduate School. The faculty member’s response. The Graduate Studies Committee will inform the faculty member of the action being considered and will give the faculty member an opportunity to meet with the Committee prior to any vote. Criteria for Admission into the Horticulture & Crop Science Graduate Program A. Criteria for category reduction or loss of active category status. reports of exit interviews with graduate students. Input may include the following: publication records.osu. Both placement on probation and final action against a probationary faculty member will require a majority vote. Application materials must be submitted online at http://gradadmissions.edu/criteria. Reduction of category level or removal from the graduate faculty may not take place without a probationary period of at least two years. III. The issue will be discussed at a meeting of the faculty. student progress reports. or poor performance in teaching graduate classes.
osu. Strong applicants with mean rank above the 70th percentile for Verbal and Quantitative GRE sections.. M.S. and an Analytical score at or above 4.) at Ohio State is discouraged. degree before entering the Ph. disability. under special circumstances.htm) or for a departmental associateship should insure that their packets are completed in a timely fashion.D. (http://gradadmissions. Admitted international students arrive during summer.0 (on a scale of 4. Required Documentation. with prerequisite training required for graduate study in Horticulture and Crop Science. prior to autumn enrollment. degree can be by‐passed (see section X).edu/) 2. sex. (See also Section IV for more information concerning fellowships. are required. and mathematics.osu. faculty members or others knowledgeable about the student’s academic and/or research performance should be invited to serve as references. Three letters of recommendation. Quantitative and Analytical) are required for all applicants.D. national origin. genetic information.(http://gradadmissions. The degree must be from an accredited college or university. the M. B.. and overall mean percentile rank at or above the 50th percentile is preferred. Prerequisite training constitutes adequate preparation in life sciences. race. color. 4. so that they may gain experience with American English before intensive coursework begins in September. Graduate Record Exam. Scores for the General Test (Verbal. Please request the submission of these letters in a timely fashion. and highlight previous relevant experiences. 6. sexual orientation. The letter should articulate what you hope to achieve by the time Page 7 . Most H&CS graduate students will have a M.S. Ph. It is highly recommended that students with undergraduate degrees in non‐scientific fields contact the GSC Chair prior to submitting an application. A Statement of Purpose.S. The student's statement of purpose should convey a clear sense of his or her academic/research interests and objectives. 1.0 or above on all previous graduate work. however. An earned baccalaureate or professional degree. Please indicate areas of specialization that are most interesting for graduate research. The completion of three degrees (B. and with permission of the GSC. ancestry. Credentials of applicants are evaluated without consideration of age. Program.0) are eligible to be nominated for a University Fellowship. Typically. physical sciences.0) or above on all previous undergraduate work. Transcripts. These must cover all undergraduate and graduate academic work undertaken prior to application. 3. and of 3. religion. military status.) 5. Graduate School admission application form.S. or veteran status. A GPA of 3. gender identity or expression.edu/OSUFellowships.
You must be the original and sole author of your statement of purpose. or who have received a bachelor's degree or higher from one of the following countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement: Australia.V.edu All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts (or equivalent) requested and sent to Graduate Admissions Office and H&CS Graduate Studies Office GRE scores sent to Graduate Admissions Office Three letters of reference requested – to be submitted to H&CS Graduate Studies Office Statement of Purpose submitted to H&CS Graduate Studies Office A current C.V. and what you hope to accomplish during your career. TOEFL and English Placement. Admission Status. Please list examples of leadership activities. and published papers. Liberia. previous educational. Please list presentations. the United States. professional./resume submitted to the H&CS Graduate Studies Office TOEFL (non‐English speaking international students only) scores submitted to Graduate Admissions Office C. England. 8. vocabulary. New Zealand. or study‐abroad experiences as appropriate. and Wales. C. Regular Conditional (occasional) Provisional (rare) Page 8 . posters. The requirement may be waived if the student has an earned a degree in an English‐speaking country listed below. Canada (except Quebec). The C. community service. Guyana. Please provide contact information.you have graduated. the British Caribbean and British West Indies./Resume. extracurricular activities. is typically two to three pages long and should not exceed four pages. The exam tests oral/verbal. Scotland. APPLICATION CHECKLIST: Graduate School application form completed and submitted on‐line at gradapply. Ireland. and writing skills to determine which courses may be needed to improve communication skills. 7. grammar. Belize. The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English.osu. Students whose native or first language is not English are required to take the English Placement Exam prior to their initial course registration at OSU. and research experiences in a succinct manner.V. Applicants who are citizens of. A TOEFL score of 550 or above (or 213 computer or 79 Internet TOEFL score) is required for admission.
Graduate Non‐degree at Large (rare) 1. and information concerning the student's performance while enrolled in the Graduate School at The Ohio State University. Other factors that may necessitate enrollment under conditional student classifications include having obtained a degree from an unaccredited college or university. 2. In keeping with Graduate School regulations. Acceptance with regular standing is extended to students who have met the minimum requirements for admission and who have been accepted by the Department for work leading to a graduate degree. Students admitted on a conditional basis because of low scholastic standing require permission from the Graduate School to be eligible for funding as a Graduate Research Associate or Graduate Teaching associate. 4. The GSC will require a copy of the original application materials submitted by the student to their original unit. which is available from the Graduate School. Students may apply for a transfer from another academic unit at Ohio State by completing the Request for Transfer of Academic Unit form. D. the GSC may later approve a transfer into the degree program of up to ten graduate credits earned while a student was enrolled in the non‐degree status. Students with a GPA lower than 3. as listed in the Graduate School Bulletin. Graduate Non‐degree at Large. Page 9 . Students accepted with conditional status must maintain a minimum GPA of 3. If the GSC approves a transfer.0 will require conditional acceptance. Requests for part‐time Graduate Student Status (enrollment of less than seven credit hours) will be considered. until they receive regular graduate standing. indicating the reasons for seeking the transfer. it will also specify which courses already completed will count toward the graduate degree. Under special circumstances.0 in the first 15 credit hours of graduate level coursework. Provisional. This classification cannot be considered an alternative pathway to admission into the degree program. Exceptions and Special Circumstances. an applicant may be considered for admission as a graduate non‐degree student by submitting appropriate documents to the Graduate School (or to the Graduate Admissions Office if an international applicant or applying by mail). Acceptance with provisional status is extended to students whose verification of degree(s) or transcripts has yet to be completed or received. or having GSC‐specified subject matter deficiencies. 3. Acceptance with conditional status is generally extended to students who show potential for successful graduate work but have low scholastic standing. The minimum requirements for admission of students to the OSU Graduate School are listed in Part I of the OSU Graduate School Handbook. The GSC will also require an updated Statement of Purpose from the student. Conditional. Regular.
aspx?Category=3&itemid=2). If appointed as a GRA or GTA the student may not accept other employment during his/her tenure without the permission of the Horticulture and Crop Science GSC (OSU Graduate School Handbook). there is an opportunity for interested students to receive a Graduate Teaching Associateship (GTA) for part of their degree program. A. Admission in part depends on the ability of the GSC to identify support for the incoming student.S. Time limits exist for departmental support and may exist for other types of funding (see section V.560.048. Fellowships and Traineeships. Financing Graduate Education Graduate Associateships Fellowships and Traineeships Research Support Hourly Support Financial Aid Financial support in the form of monthly stipends and tuition and fees may be obtained from the Department.IV.D. B.00 ($1.630/month) All GRAs and GTAs receive a fee authorization for full tuition (approximately $3. 2009: M. or extramural funds available to the prospective academic advisor. $18.8. Stipend levels will comply with the Graduate School minimum.455 per quarter for Ohio residents. $8535 per quarter for non residents). For a full description of this University position. A half‐time GRA or GTA in Horticulture and Crop Science carries the following stipend as of October 1.. see the OSU Graduate School Handbook.504/month) Ph. Stipends and Fee Authorizations. Students who have held a regular appointment for three consecutive quarters are eligible for fee authorization during the fourth quarter. pg 13).edu/Category. $19.ohio‐state.gradsch. benefits. including employing unit responsibilities. another University source. etc. or for various awards such as the Director's Associateship through the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Page 10 .00 ($1. Outstanding incoming students are often eligible for various University Fellowships or the Research and Graduate Council Fellowship through the Graduate School of The Ohio State University (http://www. Graduate Research Associateships and Graduate Teaching Associateships Many students are supported financially by a Graduate Research Associateship (GRA) within the Department.
Hourly Support. C. including the Presidential Fellowship and the Graduate Student Alumni Research Award.osu. 517 Lincoln Tower. Fee waivers are also included with these fellowships. The grant is intended to support the presentation of an oral or poster presentation. Information regarding other types of financial assistance (such as student loans) may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid. Pay is based on amount of experience and academic level (B. Any arrangements concerning this type of financial assistance must be established between the Department Chair and the student's employer.edu/centernet/pageview/Student_Awards. GPA. E.htm). To be eligible for Fellowship support. Page 11 .sfa. administered by the Graduate School. Information regarding other fellowships and scholarships may be obtained from the Graduate School office. or M. A student must be nominated by the GSC or by the student’s advisor to be eligible for these awards. Students must be nominated by the GSC to be eligible for these awards. Be aware of all stipulations on any fellowship or scholarship such as course load. A student may be employed on an hourly basis on a project in the area of his/her study. Financial Aid.edu/). The request should be submitted to the GSC Chair and copied to the academic program associate at least two weeks prior to the intended date of departure. an abstract should be attached to the letter upon submission.(http://oardc. The amount of the award is subject to the availability of funding and will not exceed $500. Written requests should state the rationale for the travel and provide an estimate of total expenses.osu. A student paid on an hourly basis is not eligible for benefits accorded to GAs. There is also an annual OARDC Graduate Research Grant competition (with a late March deadline). Each student is eligible to receive one travel grant per degree. refer to the listings in the Graduate School Bulletin. the applicant must indicate interest by checking the appropriate box on the Admissions Office application form. Requests will be reviewed and ranked and funds will be disbursed accordingly. Columbus OH 43210 (http://www.S. or to attend a required interview for a prestigious fellowship award. etc.). usually during the student’s final year of their program. 1800 Cannon Drive. Travel Support Grants.S. Travel support grants to aid students in presenting their research at professional meetings are available on an annual basis by request to the GSC Chair. Students nearing the end of their training are eligible for several special fellowships. When appropriate. D. Stipends for these Fellowships are equal to or greater than those for GTAs or GRAs.
the criteria listed above will apply. Period of appointment. the statement of purpose. a student must be: (i) in good standing with the Graduate School (GPA > 3. Appointments may be terminated for due cause as described in Section V of the Graduate Student Handbook. this will occur at least 60 days prior to the termination of the contract if it is for reasons other than failure of the student to maintain the required academic standards (OSU Graduate School Handbook). (ii) maintaining satisfactory progress in research and (iii) performing required duties adequately. Selecting GRAs. In order to be reappointed. Reappointing GRAs. Criteria and Procedures for Selecting GRAs and GTAs A. A student who does not maintain reasonable progress toward a degree or who does not fulfill other graduate program requirements. he or she will be notified in writing by the Chair of the Department.D. Qualified individuals with interest in financial support from the department or faculty for graduate studies should inform the GSC Chairperson. and GRE and TOEFL scores. including those regarding professional standards and misconduct. regardless of funding source. The OSU Graduate School Handbook covers deadlines for receiving acceptances or refusals of offers. Criteria for selection of GRAs include academic record. If it is necessary to apply for extension beyond the stated time periods. may be denied further registration in that program by the Graduate School on the recommendation of the GSC Chair.S. Students may also apply to individual faculty or faculty working groups for funding from grants. and other criteria). students. If a student is not to be reappointed. Associateships can be held by M. motivation. using a standard letter of offer. research experience. with copies provided to the GSC Chair.‐Plan A and Ph. but through Page 12 . The GSC will evaluate applicants for appointment as GAs and will recommend students for departmental support to the Department Chair. letters of recommendation. The Department Chair. Graduate Research Associateships (GRAs) 1. The following will be considered in the evaluation process: Overall academic and research potential as reflected by performance Background experience. makes all GA appointments. and commitment to the area of interest Potential to excel in a specific area of interest Recommendations from faculty members Specific needs of the Department 2. Selection of GRAs for positions funded by the departmental budget is the joint responsibility of the Department Chair and the GSC. Appointments will normally be made for one year. 3. Reappointment shall take place annually and is contingent on satisfactory progress and availability of funds. publications.0.V. All offers of GAs will be in writing.
admission to Ph. Eligibility requirements Graduate associates holding 50 percent or greater appointments must register for at least nine credit hours per quarter. Specific GRA responsibilities. following completion of M. Termination of GRAs. without M. Graduate Research Associateships funded through the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science will carry responsibilities in addition to a student’s own thesis or dissertation research. – 4 years Ph. The standard appointment will include summer quarter. ‐ 4 years Graduate students are permitted a longer time to complete their degree. GTAs holding a 25 percent appointment must register for at least seven credit hours per quarter.mutual agreement between the student and the Chair of the Department. e. service to professional societies.D.D.D.S. 5. 4. 8. assistance in a course (not curriculum delivery).S.5 years Ph.. when the minimum is seven. but will require funding sources other than from the Department. short‐term appointments may be made. Availability of summer quarter appointments. such as serving on committees. Graduate research associate appointments may be terminated prior to the end of the appointment for any of the following reasons: The student is no longer enrolled in the Graduate School The student is registered for fewer than seven graduate credit hours (except Ph. 6.D. or other requests. degree with prior M. 7. degree ‐ 2. but may be considered when students make requests to the Department.e. departmental matching funds) while completing a degree is as follows: M. candidates who should only register for 3 hours) Performance as a student is determined to be unsatisfactory The student graduates The employing unit has insufficient funds Eligibility requirements listed in Section 2 above must be met in order to qualify for Page 13 . including summer quarter.g. The maximum time for receiving departmental financial support on a GRA or combined GRA/GTA (i. GRAs are expected to contribute departmental service. This service will not be a requirement for graduation.S. except in summer. or other service. contribution to non‐thesis research. Separate summer quarter appointment may be available on application to the Chair of the Department. for funding extension requests. Post‐candidacy doctoral students must register for three credit hours each quarter an appointment is held.S.
at the recommendation of GSC and AAC Chairs. GTA’s will be responsible for delivering about 10% of the class curriculum. this list includes Ag Ed 735N. and grading of exams and midterms. H&CS graduate students may choose to develop their teaching skills and improve their employment options after graduation.osu. 9. participation in the evaluation by the Department Chair. filled out by the student and the advisor. and the best applicant will be appointed to each position by the HCS Chair (or designee). In some instances. Academic Affairs Chair. Applying for a GTA position. This will be a competitive application process. FTAD workshops. Teaching experience is also relevant to careers in extension (adult learning) and private industry (instruction of subordinates. (GTA appointments for an additional quarter will require GSC approval). A GTA will normally teach 1 class per quarter.edu/) before applying for a position. Voluntary submission of a request for TA assignment will be solicited each Spring by the GSC and AAC. These skills may acquired through a combination of experience and prior or concurrent enrollment in one or more courses in pedagogy. At OSU. It is the responsibility of the advisor or supervisor to submit Graduate Student Progress Report. or GSC Chair may be warranted. promulgation of company information). Graduate Teaching Associateships (GTAs). Applications from current and incoming admitted students will be received during spring quarter. Changes to GTA positions may be made during the year as necessary. This annual report allows the GSC to follow each student’s progress and identify potential problems. 2. At the end of spring quarter. preparation of exam and mid‐term questions. B. Annual evaluations will be conducted using the Graduate Student Progress Report. These may include but are not limited to: weekly recitation classes. Each appointment is for one quarter. A GTA position in extension education may be offered depending on funding availability. Evaluation of GRAs. 1. Students on GRA appointments who are interested in gaining experience with undergraduate teaching can apply for GTA positions. lecturing core lectures. Duties. or appropriate HCS806. GTAs are critical to delivery of the HCS undergraduate curriculum. Successful GTA applicants will have demonstrated teaching skills and abilities. in a timely fashion. Course syllabi will contain a description of the teaching duties and opportunities and students should review them at the HCS intranet web (http://hcsintranet. Typically students may elect to TA for 1 or 2 quarters per year. A GTA position will be a 50% appointment (duties should be limited to approximately 20 Page 14 .reappointment. 3. Duration of GTA appointments. or FTAD Fall orientation. GTA positions will start being filled and appointments will continue (during the year) until all positions are filled.
Guidelines for short‐term absences and leaves of absence are given in Appendix D of the Graduate School Handbook. and play a role in the approval/disapproval of long periods of absence (defined as more than two weeks).5 above). GRA and GTA funded graduate students are expected to contribute an average of 20 hours of service per week to the department. Provision for time off for personal leave of less than two weeks duration.pdf) “In the case of requests for short‐term absences. the supervisor should consult with the chair of the GSC in the student’s program of study and the student’s advisor. including breaks between quarters. Evaluation. It is understood that there are many reasons for such absences. According to Graduate School guidelines. should be determined in consultation with the faculty advisor or direct supervisor. The appointing unit may designate additional individuals who must approve requests for leaves of absence. Policies and Procedures for Graduate Students A. and any necessary contingencies for satisfactory Page 15 .gradsch. Work load. Examples of service to the department include teaching and work done for the advisor's research project. Research performed as part of the thesis or dissertation is not considered service to the department. (http://www. thus a GTA can register for classes and continue research once their teaching duties have been fulfilled. In the case of a leave of absence. VI. It is expected that departmental service will not interfere with a student’s reasonable progress toward completion of the degree (see Section V. GTA’s should be encouraged to provide feedback to faculty concerning the course. Personal leave. Advisors should assign student work experiences that further the student’s education and help prepare the student for a career. Faculty should complete a peer evaluation of GTA teaching (using the current departmental “Peer Review of Teaching” form). Absences for more than two weeks may interfere with students’ responsibilities or assigned duties.A.” Students who anticipate the need for a leave of absence should submit a written request with the rationale for the absence. 4. the academic or administrative supervisor will make the decision. the Graduate Studies Chair shall to be informed of.hours per week).ohio‐ state. GTA’s can also receive SEI from students.edu/Depo/PDF/Handbook. B.
the dispute should be brought before the Graduate Studies Committee. The student's advisor and advisory committee should be the first recourse in the case of a dispute. Criteria for approval/disapproval shall include the nature of the intended absence (critical or non‐critical reasons). or fulfillment of other responsibilities. Ordinarily. with appropriate continued communication resulting in agreed expectations between the advisor and the student.progress of the student’s research program. The award of three “U” grades will result in immediate termination from the H&CS graduate program. Many facilities in the Department are shared and it is assumed that students will follow guidelines for their use as specified by the responsible person. unit or principal investigator needs. Use of facilities. the student’s academic standing and degree progress. and funding realities. F. Failing the meet this standard will merit a grade of “U”. The Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right. to terminate an appointment without such a probationary period if such an action is needed in order to protect the integrity of the Department. the grievance procedures of the Council on Research and Graduate Studies (Appendix C of the OSU Graduate School Handbook) should be consulted. The student is required to file a Graduate Course Program in Horticulture and Crop Science with the GSC before the end of the second quarter of enrollment. Personal use of office facilities and supplies is not permitted. Filing a Graduate Course Program. balancing of student’s personal needs with academic and administrative policies. Criteria for passing HCS 999 (S or U): To obtain a grade of “S” students should make reasonable progress in their research. Termination. The course program is a Page 16 . however. the GSC Chair will recommend to the HCS Chair whether departmental funding should be provided during the student’s absence. D. Resolution of disputes and due process. E. The GSC Chair must receive this letter at least two weeks prior to the student's planned departure. If further action is needed. The Graduate School will disallow re‐appointment of GTAs or GRAs who are no longer in good academic standing. termination of an appointment for unsatisfactory performance will not occur without a probationary period. C. during which the student will be given the opportunity to demonstrate improved performance. If this does not lead to a satisfactory resolution. to their advisor for approval. If the student is on departmental funding (any percentage). The advisor will send forward this letter to the GSC Chair with a letter requesting approval for the planned absence.
Once filed. Violation of course rules as contained in the course syllabus or other information provided the student. but are not limited to: 1. or dishonesty in reporting research results. students should meet with other members of the graduate faculty to discuss research interests and possible Student Advisory Committee (SAC) involvement. Alteration of grades or marks by the student in an effort to change the earned grade or credit. 6. Falsification. 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. During the first quarter of registration. 2.osu.html Examples of academic misconduct include. Serving as.0). and 7. fabrication. The Advisor and the Advisory Committee Prospective students should contact individual faculty members during the application process to explore opportunities for conducting research under the direction of that investigator. The student must meet with the SAC to review and receive signature approval of the proposed Course Program. 5. or unauthorized use of these forms. advisor. G.detailed overview of the courses to be taken during each quarter the student is enrolled in the graduate program. Alteration of University forms used to drop or add courses to a program. or enlisting the assistance of. Students can not graduate until their Course Program is completed and the course checklist has been approved by the Chair of GSC. Providing or receiving information during quizzes and examinations such as course examinations and candidacy examinations. 3. Choice of Advisor. Page 17 . or subverts the educational process (University Committee on Academic Misconduct. Submitting plagiarized work for an academic requirement.edu/coam/home. a "ringer" or substitute for a student in the taking of examinations. or on field work. violation of program regulations as established by departmental committees. Academic misconduct is defined as any activity which tends to compromise the academic integrity of the institution. at the computer. 4. and Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is essential before this filing. Academic Misconduct. Careful consultation between student. the course program is considered a part of the degree requirements and may be changed only with the consent of the SAC. All faculty and students should become familiar with the University policies at http://oaa. A. (see University rule 3335‐31‐02) VII. or providing or using unauthorized assistance in the laboratory. Plagiarism is the representation of another's works or ideas as one's own. section 2.
The purpose of such a rotation is to allow the student sufficient opportunity to become more familiar with different areas of research and possible advisor/student relationships. Selection of a SAC is an important task that will have a major influence on the direction of the student's course work and research program. the student should identify graduate faculty members who will allow a trial research period in their group during the first quarter. critically reviewing the student’s research proposal.before they become problems. this will be facilitated by the GSC Chair in an appropriate manner. presentations. Careful consultation with the advisor is required before the SAC is assembled so that both student and advisor are satisfied with the committee composition. Students wishing to change advisors should notify the GSC (Academic Affairs Coordinator or GSC Chair) as soon as possible.Choosing the academic advisor is an extremely important step in establishing a student's graduate program. The GSC should be notified in writing of the student's intentions. and the request should be copied to all faculty participating in the rotation. the advisor’s experience and research activity. The final composition of the SAC Page 18 . If it becomes necessary to change advisors. If the graduate student is dissatisfied with. the choice of an advisor has often made prior to admission. One purpose of the Graduate Student Progress Report is to enhance communication through mutual feedback. and thesis or dissertation drafts Serving as the Chair of the Student Advisory Committee (VII. Often.B. seminars. and Graduate Faculty Status. Section II) Assigning and scheduling the student’s non‐thesis related service to the department Serving as a mentor to help guide the student toward a successful career path Communication between the advisor and student is vitally important. manuscripts. incoming students may prefer to undertake a “rotation” and work with multiple prospective advisors prior to making a final decision. The student and advisor must select additional graduate faculty to constitute the Student Advisory Committee (SAC). B. and no later than the second quarter of enrollment. Occasionally. If a rotation is desired. The selection of the SAC should be completed by the end of the second quarter of enrollment. below. they may be voiced privately to the GSC Chair. The Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Several important factors to consider in selecting an advisor include mutual interest in a given research area. Students can obtain up to 5 hr credit for HCS 993 (Individual Studies) during their rotation. and availability of funding and suitable facilities for support of the planned research. This should help identify and correct potential problems…. or has concerns about the advisor. A research rotation whereby students work for a predetermined time under the supervision of different faculty advisors may be advised. Some of the responsibilities of the academic advisor include: Promotion of innovative research and setting appropriate standards for the quality of research and coursework Guiding the review of literature.
To present the research proposal (may be combined with #1) 3.e. etc. One member is suggested to be from outside the department.D. The Master of Science SAC (M.must be approved by the GSC. Thesis or Page 19 . The SAC should be identified within two quarters of arrival 2. Consists of four (4) or more faculty members having Category M or P status. The Final Oral Exam Committee must include a faculty representative appointed by the Graduate School. Additional members from outside of OSU with the permission of the Graduate School.) Consists of at least three (3) members holding Category M or P status on the graduate faculty.S. The student is required to keep the SAC informed as to the progress of research and coursework. Candidacy exam Committee. For the final oral exam (Ph. but cannot be a member of the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science or of the SAC. only) 4. and the GSC should be advised in writing of any appointments.S. Ultimately approve a course program. from the SAC. but there are times when the student is required to meet with the SAC: 1. It is recommended that the student meet twice each year with their advisory committee.) or the Master's Exam 6. For the Candidacy Exam (Ph. The SAC should be identified within two quarters of arrival The SAC will: Provide guidance and advice in the development of a course program. At least one member must be from outside the Department (within OSU).) The Chair of this committee (i. For thesis or dissertation approval (usually combined with #5) The SAC is expected to continue as the Ph. the M. There are specific guidelines for SAC selection and approval: 1.D. Two quarters prior to graduation 5. To prepare the Graduate Course Program (prior to the end of the second quarter) 2.D. the Advisor) must have Category P status. The Graduate Faculty Representative may be recommended to the Graduate School by the student's advisor. Provide input and review the research proposal and thesis or dissertation. Meet to resolve matters concerning the student's graduate program whenever necessary. resignations. The Doctor of Philosophy SAC (Ph.D.
Final Examination Committee. degree in Horticulture & Crop Science Page 20 . The proposed Graduate Course Program should meet the minimum requirements of the Department and be approved by the SAC no later than the end of the second quarter (M.D. The student is responsible for knowing all the graduation requirements of both the Graduate School and the Department. Graduate programs in Horticulture and Crop Science require a solid background in life sciences and physical sciences and mathematics. Graduate Programs The Department of Horticulture and Crop Science offers three‐degree programs: Master of Science (M.S. Confer with your advisor. and the Master's Exam or Ph. The Department does not require a foreign language for graduate students. & Ph. but the membership of these committees can be altered following approval by the GSC. A. Any deviation from the minimum requirements must be approved by the SAC and the Departmental Graduate Studies Committee. meet with other faculty.S. VIII.D.) degree The non‐thesis M.S.) or third quarter (Ph. Good communication skills are essential. degree programs are listed in the OSU Graduate School Handbook.S. distributing manuscripts to the reading committee. but a foreign language may be required by individual student advisory committees if they feel that such training is in the best interest of the student. oral and written exams. and for obtaining appropriate forms from the Graduate School and for returning them.S.D.D. Students receiving the M. and Ph. degree and continuing study for the Ph.Ph. and Ph. Course Requirements for M.D.). Course Requirements. a complete Graduate Course Program must be prepared by the student and his or her advisor. enroll in journal clubs (HCS 830) and attend seminar weekly to get to know possible SAC members.S. degree is permitted only by petition to the Graduate Studies Committee.D. The Graduate Faculty rules for M.D. Dissertation Reading Committee. degree may have an entirely different SAC for the second degree. Shortly after the first meeting with the student's SAC.D.S. Minimum course requirements for the M.) degree with thesis Master of Science degree with a non‐thesis option Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. The student is ultimately responsible for scheduling SAC meetings.
These courses generally have a ‘journal club’ format in which students and faculty discuss current papers in the field. Research presented by investigators. M.D. Horticulture and Crop Science Core Curriculum requirement: All graduate students in H&CS are required to complete a core curriculum of three courses that encompass plant physiology. Ph. and Ph. which relate to the student's research program. genetics and molecular biology). Statistics requirement (H&CS 887). 5.D. Research Methods course requirement (H&CS 806). Graduate students may be required to take additional specialized courses as directed by their SAC. M. Excellent seminars are also offered outside of the department. H&CS602 Field Crop Ecology 3 cr 2. Also. outside of H&CS. located at Ohio State and those from outside the University. All students are expected to complete Horticulture & Crop Science 887 (5 credits). these additional elective/specialized classes should total at least 12 hrs. and Ph.S. Ph. students (who started Fall 2008 or later) are required to take at least one Research Methods course (HCS 806). Techniques of Experimental Design.1. Ordinarily. 4. Seminar and Colloquium requirement (H&CS 804). Page 21 . and plant biotechnology (breeding.S.D. Graduate students are encouraged to attend all departmental seminars that do not conflict with their class schedule. with approval of the GSC.S. students are required to take at least two Methods courses (H&CS 806). the first of these seminars is the colloquium (presentation of research proposal) and the other is the exit seminar. Seminar presentations are an excellent educational resource for faculty and students of the Department. HCS CORE COURSES: H&CS 621 or H&CS 821 Crop Physiology 5 cr H&CS 625 or H&CS 825 Plant Breeding and Biotechnology 4 (or 5) cr. Current Topics requirement (H&CS 830). students must register for Horticulture and Crop Science Seminar (H&CS 804) and present two seminars during their enrollment in the program. students. Attendance at departmental seminars is required for students enrolled in H&CS 804. plant ecology. M. For Ph. may substitute for this requirement (up to 4 credits). students will be required to take at least two higher level classes (700 or 800 level). All graduate students are required to register for current topics courses offered as Horticulture and Crop Science 830 (2 credits). students must register for a minimum of 2 times. Similarly structured classes.D. generally represents state‐of‐the‐art or frontier level topics. 3. students must register for a minimum of 4 times.D.
graduation requirements and detailed information regarding forms.6.ohio‐ state.S. Electives (Ph. Ph. (http://www. to teach. programs are designed to give the student an opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills in Horticulture and Crop Science. Research requirement (H&CS 999). students who have successfully passed the candidacy exam shall enroll for no more than three credit hours (including H&CS 999).A.S.edu/Depo/PDF/Handbook.D. HCS830. Plans A and B are available.S. filing dates. Courses must be listed in a Graduate Course Program during the second quarter of enrollment Courses must be approved by the SAC and submitted to the Horticulture and Crop Page 22 . any non‐HCS class 5xx or greater (excludes HCS999. is presented in Section VI of the OSU Graduate School Handbook. program in Horticulture and Crop Science consists of: A. only). timely research projects as a major component of the total graduate program. HCS806.gradsch. the composition and conduct of written and oral examinations. The M. B. HCS804) IX. Plan B requires written permission of the GSC and is considered to be a terminal degree. however.D. is to choose an advisor and then to name a SAC (within the first quarter) to assist in the design of a course program and research proposal.pdf) Students entering the M. students. Associateships are available to Plan B students only with approval of the GSC. A summary of M. and to become a practitioner in Horticulture and Crop Science.D. The emphasis of this program should allow the student to engage in research and other scholarly activities. Minimum of 45 graduate credit hours is required (see Horticulture and Crop Science Core requirement section VIII. See The Advisor and the Advisory Committee section VII. The first step in obtaining the M. program are expected to complete degree requirements within 5 years. Coherent pattern of courses and seminars.S. Take a minimum of 12 credits of other classes: any HCS class 6xx or greater (excluding classes used to fulfill above core credit).S. Research Proposals are considered H&CS 999 activity and they should be submitted to the GSC by the end of the second quarter of enrollment for M. students and by the end of the third quarter of enrollment for Ph. Students undertake innovative. Extension of the 5‐year limit will be considered on a case‐by‐case basis by the GSC. 7. General Requirements for the Master of Science Degree M. Enrollment in H&CS 999 (Research) provides credit for the research experience. Choosing an advisor and a student advisory committee (SAC).S.S. M.
thesis draft to the SAC for approval prior to the Master's exam.S. students must follow the Graduate School Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Theses.2. A bound copy of the thesis must be submitted to the Horticulture and Crop Science main office in Columbus. the SAC will indicate approval by signing a Thesis Approval form. degree program (Plan B) are required to declare in writing to the GSC with copy to the advisor their intention not later than the first quarter of enrollment. On completion of the Master’s exam. The request will be reviewed by the GSC and permission of the GSC will be required. The student. signed by the SAC to indicate their judgment. Documents. Master's exam. enrolled in H&CS 804. F. (See Graduation Deadlines posted by the Graduate School.D. The request must be signed by all members of the SAC. E. The approval form and the final thesis must be submitted to the Graduate school no later than one week before commencement. If the thesis is acceptable and the student performs satisfactorily on the Master's exam. in the OSU Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Format is important. The request should be forwarded only after a meeting of the SAC has taken place and it should describe in full the rationale for the request. The Plan B option is considered to be a terminal degree. The Plan B program also requires successful completion of a written exam.M. Thesis. and an oral exam may also be administered if it is deemed necessary by the SAC. Examinations will be conducted by the SAC in accordance with Graduate School regulations described in section 6 of The OSU Graduate School Handbook.A.A. Colloquium and Exit seminar. the examining committee shall determine if the student will be allowed to continue for a Ph. D.) C. typed. must be submitted to the Graduate School with a copy to the H&CS Graduate Program Office no later than two weeks before commencement.Science GSC Approved research proposal by end of the second quarter Colloquuim and Seminar (H&CS 804) requirement under Course Requirements (Section VIII.) The advisor notifies the student and the GSC as to the outcome of the exam. Requests to change to the Plan B option after the first quarter must be made by the advisor not later than the quarter prior to the intended quarter of graduation. Non‐Thesis Option (Plan B) Students who wish to enroll in a non‐thesis M. will present a final or exit seminar consisting of a 50‐ Page 23 . The student must submit a complete. After filing an Application to Graduate ‐ Master's Degree The Master's Exam Report form. Dissertations and D.
The decision will be made at the time of the student’s application to Graduate School. This presentation counts as one of the two required H&CS 804 courses in which the student must enroll (Section VIII. filing dates.g. This policy applies to students with or without financial support. See The Advisor and The Advisory Committee. The Ph.edu/Depo/PDF/Handbook. Experience with scientific writing (e. The graduate should be well prepared to pursue research as an independent investigator and contribute to the knowledge in their field. Choosing an advisor and a student advisory committee (SAC). The limitation of four year funding support from the department will apply. B. on a case‐by‐case basis.g. honors project) 3. and opportunities that will enable them to achieve a high level of scholarly competence. program in Horticulture and Crop Science entails: A. and advanced classes at 4xx or higher 2. graduation requirements and detailed information regarding forms. program may be registered for research in absentia for not more than two years. 50th percentile or above average GRE) Page 24 .g. General Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree The doctoral program is intended to provide the student with an intellectual environment. Degree Program Exceptional students can be considered for direct admission to Ph. etc. The design of the Course Program ensures that H&CS doctoral students undertake study both in core disciplines (required) and specialized subjects of interest (flexible). Suitability of undergraduate classes.5.D. Section VII. honors dissertation.pdf). This seminar is normally scheduled to be given during the final quarter of enrollment.D.D. the composition and conductance of written and oral examinations.D.S. Direct Admission to Ph. challenges.ohio‐ state. especially specialized core science classes in biology and chemistry.minute public presentation (Columbus and Wooster via video link) presenting the major results of the research efforts.D. A summary of Ph. Students in the Ph. publication(s) from prior research) 4. Students entering a Ph. program are expected to complete degree requirements within 6 years. Research experience with demonstrated independence (e. lab internship. Students entering a M.. High scholastic performance (e. undergraduate research project. is presented in sections VI (M. Degree Programs) and VII (Doctoral Degree Programs) of the OSU Graduate School Handbook (http://www.D. program who are later approved for a Ph. in H&CS. undergraduate GPA ideally >3. program will be expected to complete the requirements for both degrees within 8 years. Criteria that will be considered are: 1.D.S. X.A.2). and announcements are circulated to the faculty and students of the Department.gradsch.
in consultation with their Advisor and SAC. The written portion of the Candidacy Examination may be structured in a traditional style (consists of written questions from members of the SAC) or by the preparation and defense of a proposal. degree course work should be taken in fundamental sciences outside the Department. if it is considered to be equivalent to that listed on the Course Program. 2. Students. The written portion of the Candidacy Examination for the Ph. The examination is open to all faculty. A student entering the program with a Master's degree may request that the GSC review previous course work and. After completing the vast majority of the formal course requirements for the Ph. degree. 1. Detailed SAC approved research proposal with a copy to the GSC is required by the end of the 3rd quarter of study.D.D. Academic program. Page 25 . The advisor should provide the format of the proposal.D.. The student must file a Doctoral Notification of Candidacy Exam form with the Graduate School and a copy to the H&CS Graduate Program Office at least two weeks prior to the oral portion of this exam. Students are encouraged to develop their own research projects rather than base their work on a proposal of the advisor. The purpose of the examination is to determine the student’s knowledge in core and allied discipline areas. The written portion of the exam will be followed by an oral examination conducted by the full SAC. A minimum of 135 credits in graduate‐level courses Courses must be listed in a Graduate Course Program during the second quarter of enrollment. The oral portion of the Candidacy Examination. the student becomes eligible for the Candidacy Examination. Courses must be approved by the SAC and by the Horticulture and Crop Science GSC. Candidacy Exam. can elect to take the written portion using the “Proposal” option (see Appendix 2). with permission of the advisor. The format of this exam and the timing of its administration are determined by the individual exam committee members.A. D. Adherence to the Graduate Course Program (Section VIII.C.) A portion of Ph. the GSC may allow up to 45 credit hours to be applied to the 135 hour requirement for the Ph.D. and at the recommendation of the advisor and SAC. Questions need not be limited to specific aspects of the research and may deal with general aspects of Horticulture and Crop Science and related disciplines. degree consists of written questions from the SAC. which lasts approximately 2 hours. is normally completed within one month after the written exam.
each Dissertation Committee member indicates approval by signing the Draft Approval/Notification of Final Oral Examination form. The student must submit a complete. Documents. If the dissertation is acceptable. If a second examination is permitted. A final copy of the dissertation must be submitted to the Graduate School within five years following the successful completion of the Candidacy Examination or the candidacy will be canceled (see section E below). it must be held by the same Candidacy Exam Committee. E.D. and the Candidacy Exam Committee approves. The approved dissertation must be uploaded at the Ohio Link Electronic Thesis and Dissertation web‐site (www. candidate status for 5 years. Dissertation. Page 26 . It is the student’s responsibility to pay any fees associated with filing the dissertation. Final Oral Examination. which must be submitted to the Graduate school with a copy to the H&CS Graduate Program Office no later than two weeks before the date of the Final Oral Exam. A student can retain Ph. If the examination is judged to be unsatisfactory. typed. Format must follow the Graduate School Guidelines for Preparing and Submitting Theses. Dissertations and D. The presentation and discussion of research in the dissertation should demonstrate a high level of knowledge and the capability to function as an independent scholar. The committee may decide to include both the written and oral portions in the second examination. the student will be denied candidacy to the doctoral program in this department. and their knowledge remains current and relevant. the student may apply to be reexamined. The purpose of the second exam is to ensure the student has competency within the field of expertise. The dissertation is a scholarly contribution to knowledge in the student's chosen area of specialization. A final copy of the dissertation must be submitted to the Graduate School within five years following the successful completion of the Candidacy Examination.Ohiolink.edu/etd). F. The satisfactory completion of both the written and the oral examination will constitute admission to candidacy. The student must submit a complete. final dissertation draft to the SAC for approval at least two weeks prior to the Final Oral Exam. or may decide to include only the oral portion if the written proposal was satisfactory. If the performance on the Candidacy Exam is regarded as unsatisfactory on two attempts. the advisor and the SAC will be required to formally request GSC approval for retake of the Candidacy exam. To retain candidacy beyond that time.M.A. A Candidacy Examination Report must be submitted immediately following the exam to the Graduate School with a copy to the H&CS Graduate Program Office. final dissertation draft to the SAC for approval at least two weeks prior to the Final Oral Exam. typed. and the Candidacy Exam Committee must give unanimous approval for a satisfactory decision.
5). originality etc) that might be demonstrated by completion of a high quality research proposal or publication of prior research.S to Ph. The composition of this committee must be approved by the dean of the Graduate School. programs without completion of the M. and will be based on four criteria: 1. This seminar is scheduled during the final quarter of registration. as well as assessing the quality of the research represented by the dissertation. and public announcements are circulated to the faculty and students of the Department. The oral examination is closed to those outside the FOEC. Note: HCS804 is not offered Summer Quarter. The request for transfer will be made jointly by the student and advisor with endorsement of the SAC. Following satisfactory completion of the Final Oral Exam. independence. The limitation of four years departmental funding support.S to Ph. The result of the examination will be considered satisfactory if the FOEC votes unanimously for approval. program. Each examiner indicates his or her judgment by signing the Final Oral Examination Report form. If the examination is judged to be unsatisfactory. subject to the approval of the FOEC.D.S. Page 27 . a second examination may be scheduled. which must be submitted to the Graduate School along with a bound final copy of the dissertation. High aptitude for research (initiative. Dissertation form. Transfer from M. degree. XI.S.S.D. The final seminar will count as one of the required (HC&S804) seminar presentations. G. Degree Programs A.S. Degree Program Eligible students in H&CS can transfer from M. The FOEC meets with the candidate to pursue questions concerning general principles. The form must be submitted to the Graduate School with a copy to the H&CS Graduate Program Office no later than two weeks before commencement. originality. Transfer Between M.D. Colloquium Exit Seminar. together with a representative from the Graduate School who is appointed by the dean of the Graduate School. to Ph. the committee can signs a Final Approval/Ph. independence of thought. This transfer will be subject to approval of the GSC. from the initial admission to the M. High scholastic performance (e. historical perspective. and ability to synthesize ideas and interpret data. The exit seminar is a one‐hour public seminar (Columbus and Wooster via videolink) presenting the major results of the dissertation research. graduate GPA typically >3. The transfer will normally be made after 1 year of M. study ‐‐ when the student’s academic and research potential has been clearly established.D. 2. will apply.g. The SAC makes up the Final Oral Examination Committee (FOEC).
candidates) are eligible to enroll for not more than three credit hours. identified Advisor and SAC. Scope in the research for expansion to a Ph. Course loads for full‐time students (Ph.D. Ph.3. Criteria for Transfer from Ph.S.S. quality project (which should be explained in the request for transfer). Higher course loads require the permission of the OSU Graduate School. Graduate Associates who have passed the candidacy examination (Ph.D. degree.e. Registration and Scheduling The student and their advisor.D. Page 28 . The intended graduation date must be indicated and all criteria presented in section must be adhered to. to M. plan A (thesis) or plan B (non‐thesis) degree.D. Ph. candidates who must have lecture classes totaling over three credit hours may be able to register for the class by petition from the GSC Chair to the Graduate School.edu/ourweb/online.S. Information regarding the Registration System is available on the Internet at the Office of the Registrar’s “On‐line Services” at http://www. so consult the OSU Graduate School Handbook for further information.html. must obtain permission from the GSC to re‐enroll. approved course of study etc).ureg. XII. students prior to candidacy examination) should be 18 hours – including H&CS999 credit hours. within the guidelines of the approved Graduate Course Program. The allowable course loads vary for those with fellowships or other sources of support. Continuing students will be emailed registration information before the fifth week of the quarter preceding the intended quarter of enrollment.ohio‐ state. It must be specified whether the change is to an M. or after completing the M. should make decisions about the number of credit hours and specific course registration. Former students returning after an absence of one or more years. B. Current in required components for M.D. Students bear full responsibility for any problems that arise from failure to consult with their advisor or from failure to follow the approved course program. 4. New students must pay an acceptance fee prior to obtaining registration materials. Program A written request must be submitted by the advisor and signed by the SAC with an explanation of the rationale for the change. at the time of request (i.S.D. completed M.S. proposal.
0. The GSC will consider eligibility petitions from students who wish to hold a GA appointment but who are on probation (see OSU Graduate School Handbook. 96p.C.) Reinstatement of support may be approved when the student attains a GPA of 3. the student will be permitted to continue enrollment if the student demonstrates steady improvement of the graduate GPA while taking the courses approved on the Graduate Course Program. but the GSC has the option to deny further registration.0 or greater. NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington. The student on probation must obtain approval of both current and proposed schedules from the GSC. fail to make reasonable progress toward completion of program requirements. “Adviser. (Third Edition) (ISBN‐10: 0‐309‐11970‐7 | ISBN‐13: 978‐0‐309‐11970‐2) 62 p. XIV.0 by the end of the quarter of probation. Academic Standards The student must maintain a graduate cumulative grade point‐hour average (GPA) of 3.nap.0 or better.0. or failure to maintain reasonable progress towards a degree.0 or better in all graduate credit courses. The GSC will inform the student of the actions to be taken if they are not able to raise the GPA to 3. while maintaining a graduate GPA of 3. The GSC may deny enrollment to students who. the GSC will contact the student and his/her advisor to discuss the options. will result in the student being placed on probation by the Graduate School. Role Model.edu> Publications: “On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research” 2009. XIII. References for Scienific Writing: “How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper” (6th Edition) Robert A. Recommended Reading National Academy Press <www. If the student's GPA falls below 3.Teacher. Students who are denied enrollment for any reason must apply through the GSC to be reinstated by the Graduate School in order to continue work toward a degree. Day and Barbara Gastel (ISBN‐13: 9780521671675 | ISBN‐10: 0521671671) Page 29 . Failure to maintain a GPA of 3. D. Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering” 1997. and must demonstrate reasonable progress towards graduate program requirements. While on academic probation.
What do I do if I have a problem with an advisor/member of my committee? A. committees. How do I inform the Graduate Studies Committee of my SAC? A. This should be discussed with. In order to serve on a committee. Make sure you communicate the changes clearly to both the former and new committee members and notify the GSC Chairperson. including the advisor.D. A letter requesting the change. How many people need to be on my committee? A. there are four OSU faculty. committee consists of three faculty. Page 30 . You must have your committee in place by the end of the first quarter (M. or Ph.). and the rationale for the change.D. Course programs are designed for the needs of the particular student. so there is no “typical” program.S. Frequently Asked Questions Is there a qualifying exam? A. Most students. What happens if I need to change the members on my committee? A.. Faculty at the category M may serve on Ph. have more credit hours than the minimum required by the Graduate School. The approval of the GSC is necessary.S. or second quarter (Ph.) of enrollment. however. For the Ph.S. committees with the permission of the GSC. How do I choose the members of my SAC? A. your advisory committee.D. Faculty in category P may serve on either M. Contact the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee. with signature of your advisor and all SAC members must be submitted to the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee. or request one from the Graduate Program Office. but ours does not. See section XI. faculty must be members of the graduate faculty. committee must be from outside the department. including the advisor.D.S. The M. and approved by.D. At least one member of each Ph. You may use a copy of the form provided in this handbook (Appendix I). How do I change from a M. program? Who do I contact? A. The members should be chosen for their ability to contribute intellectual guidance to the conduct of your research program. to a Ph. E‐mail is also acceptable. No. How many course hours do students take typically (per degree)? A. When do I have to have a student advisory committee (SAC) formed? A.XV.D. Some programs require such exams.
How do I join a professional society? B. Professional societies can help with growth as a scientist. greenhouse and growth chamber space is reserved through the staff that coordinate each facility. All farm. Interest and opportunities for attendance at conferences and workshops should be discussed with your advisor. No. total. For longer periods.D. How do I get field or greenhouse space/growth chambers that I might need? How early do I have to ask to reserve it? A. Minimum course loads for full‐time students range from 12 to 18 credits. a leave of absence must be approved by the advisor and the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee. How is equipment shared by faculty and staff? Is there a list of available equipment? A. GAs must enroll for a minimum of 9 during the Au. Arrangements like this are made on an informal. Your advisor and student advisory committee will help you with this. and Sp quarters and a minimum of 7 during Su quarter. there is no minimum course load. After entering candidacy. and provide a venue for presentation and publication of your research. case‐by‐case basis. candidacy exam. Page 31 . Speak with your advisor or other faculty. help you meet others with similar interests. but you may only register for a total of three credit hours after passing the Ph. Wi. Students on fellowship must enroll for a minimum of 15 hours. If you are a part‐time student not funded by OSU or are an OSU staff member pursuing a degree. The H&CS departmental Chair may also approve/disapprove the request. For periods up to two weeks per year. No list is available. Are visits to conferences solely set up by my advisor? How else may I be made aware of them? A. You can contact the society directly. Your advisor can assist you with this.What are the minimum allowable course loads per quarter? A. If my advisor doesn’t have a lab where do I get equipment that I need for my research? A. Is there a maximum number of 999 credits I can take in my degree program? A. by mail or through its web page. you are only permitted to enroll for 3 credit hours. Joining your professional society will help keep you aware of professional meetings. that is primarily up to the advisor. What are the expectations for graduate students associated with time‐off or vacation? A. A student will require permission to use equipment as a guest. What are the benefits of joining a professional society? A. Full registration of 18 credits per quarter is encourgaged. You should inform them of your needs as early as possible.
Each spring. Winzip. If I do not get a departmental assistantship. ConStats. students will have the opportunity to request courses they would prefer to teach. Your advisor may be able to suggest some possibilities. statistical) where can I find it? Is there a web site? A. These preferences will be considered when making assignments. The University computer lab in Howlett 272 has the following softwares available for use: Adobe Acrobat. The GSC may be able to provide an assistantship to unfunded students who are making good progress if funds become available. A. Additional programs can be added on an as‐needed basis with appropriate funding and approvals. Also. MiniTab. What are the English rules and regulations for international (ESL) students? Does it differ if they are on hard or soft funding? A. PowerPoint. University Technology Services has some excellent statistical consultants in 512 Baker Systems. The results of this Page 32 . Do I have a say in which class I teach? Who do I see if I have a preference? When does this need to be done? A. PowerPoint. Claris Homepage.e. regardless of funding source. Word. Arcview. Additionally.osu. and Quattro Pro. Autocad. Word. some computers are available to students in Columbus and Wooster. If I am looking for specific help (i. Eudora. Filemaker Pro. SAS. Publisher. General questions regarding computers and software at OSU can be found by calling 8‐ HELP or by visiting http//www. There is no need to make a formal application. The GSC Chairperson and your advisor should be made aware of the need for assistance. several faculty within the department are willing to help. Excel. Quattro Pro. Announcements of fellowships and awards appear throughout the year. SPSS. If I do not get a departmental assistantship one year. Netscape. A. What computer facilities are available? A. There are several university computer centers on both the main and Ag campuses. The graduate computers provide access to Word Perfect. Inspiration. before teaching assignments are made. What types of software are available for my research? Where can I access it? Where can I access help with software? A. McAfee. Access. Internet Explorer. All students from a country where English is not the first language are required to take an English placement examination. PhotoEditor. where else can I look for money? When does this need to be done? A. Presentations. Questions regarding these software packages may be directed to 8‐HELP. can I re‐apply for the next? Is that done automatically? Are there forms that need to be filled out? What about fellowships? A.edu/units/uts/. Excel. and SAS.
once to present a research proposal (colloquium) and once to present the results of your research (exit seminar). Who are the appropriate people the forms need to go to? A. Teaching and Learning. A copy most always should be submitted to the Graduate Program Office. What important events require that a form be filled out. seminar. Graduate Student Progress Report ‐due date will be given at the time you receive the form. Application to Graduate ‐ Submit to the Graduate School by the second Friday of the quarter you expect to graduate. This course must be taken twice during your program. these students must certify their proficiency in spoken English before assuming any teaching duties with a Mock Teaching Test. (See the Graduate Handbook). If English courses (e. and when should the forms be submitted? A. University forms often require official signature and may not be sent via email. 108) are required. 106. What is the colloquium requirement? A. HCS 804. Thesis and Dissertation Writing. Additionally. Departmental forms are available from the Graduate Program Office and online. Doctoral Notification of Candidacy Examination ‐ Submit before beginning the written portion of the exam. Graduate Course of Study ‐ by the end of the 2nd quarter of enrollment Research Proposal ‐ by the end of the 2nd quarter. Doctoral Draft Approval Notification of Final Oral Examination ‐ Submit at least four weeks before commencement and two weeks before the Final Oral exam. Can the forms be e‐mailed to the appropriate people? A.g. Where are the appropriate forms located? A. Is there some place on campus that helps international graduate students with their thesis? A. University forms are available from the Graduate School Website. your advisor and the GSC Chairperson must sign this form. Departmental forms such as the SAC Committee and the Course of Program forms may be e‐mailed.exam determine whether further instruction is required. Most forms have a notation on the bottom or back telling where they should be submitted. the Graduate School monitors the student's progress and sets a time limit on completion of the courses. 107. When do I have to do my colloquium? What will it consist of? Page 33 . each autumn and spring quarter.. It has proven helpful for students to take while working on their thesis or dissertation. is offered during the summer by the Department of Education. 501F.
Candidacy Exam is usually taken after all or nearly all courses are complete. the examining committee has the option to permit a second exam.000._Ohio Where do I get my parking permit. The Columbus Campus of The Ohio State University is located in central Ohio in Franklin. The colloquium is a research proposal. One purpose of requiring the colloquium is to provide you with input and suggestions that may improve your research. then to your advisory committee. A student who fails the second exam is ineligible to receive a Ph. When is the Candidacy Exam typically taken? How does the process work? What happens if I don’t pass the first time? A. The approved proposal must be submitted to the GSC no later than the end of the second quarter for M. Buck IDs ‐ 3040 Ohio Union. 1739 N. Campus related questions: Columbus Campus Where is Columbus? A.D. The Ph.wikipedia. 614‐292‐0400.columbus. and then to the GSC. and third quarter for Ph. What must be done to schedule Ph. Therefore. You must be in good standing and registered for a minimum of 3 credit hours in the quarter in which any part of the exam is taken. keys. ID.org/wiki/Columbus.us/ and http://en. The proposal is generally submitted to your advisor for initial feedback. High Street. See also: http://ci. Who do I submit my proposal to? When does it need to be done? A. Parking permits ‐ issued by Transportation & Parking Services located in 160 Bevis Hall (West Campus) 292‐9341. Keys ‐ Key request forms are turned into the main office receptionist in 202 Kottman Page 34 . It is pronounced with three syllables (Col‐um‐bus).S. degree in this department. Who is Columbus named after and how is it pronounced? A.D.D. Consult with your advisor and SAC to determine what the exam will consist of.D.oh. The exam may be scheduled at any time thought appropriate by your SAC but at least 2 quarters prior to graduation. How big is Columbus? A. Candidacy Exam? A. Columbus has a population of approximately 750. A. e‐mail address or office assignment? A. County. If a student fails the exam. You need to submit a form called "Doctoral Notification of Candidacy Examination" to the Graduate School before beginning the written portion of the exam. you should present the colloquium after you have a firm idea of your research proposal but before you have gone too far in carrying it out. Columbus is named for the European explorer Christopher Columbus.
2‐2121). Additionally.000. The Wooster Campus of The Ohio State University is located 30 miles west of Canton. Students often share rides with others in the department. picked up at Key Control. 60 miles south of Cleveland. Turn right at Fyffe and then left on Woody Hays drive to reach Kottman Hall and proceed straight through the intersection to proceed toward Howlett Hall. down Madison Hill. How do I contact Security? Contact OSU Police – To Report an Emergency: dial 9‐1‐1 General Non‐emergency: 614‐292‐2121 Note: If calling from a campus phone. make a right onto the State Route 30 West exit. Email address ‐ Email accounts may be activated on‐line on your student information account.greyhound. exit right and continue on I‐71 S until the Interstate 270 (outerbelt) exit (right) to the State Route 315 exit (right) to the Lane Ave. only dial the last five digits (e. Your advisor will need to provide a fund number. Additional assistance available by calling 688‐HELP. 292‐1415. Proceed to the intersection at the bottom of the hill and turn left onto Lane Ave. Office assignment (Columbus) ‐ see Graduate Program Office in 234 Kottman Hall. There are several university computer centers on both the main and ag campuses. Page 35 Hall and after 1‐week to 10 days. OSU vehicles are available for reservation on the HCS web‐site. and 90 miles north‐northeast of Columbus. and take State Route 30 West to I‐71 South. Two major Interstate Highways traverse Columbus. To reach Columbus from Wooster by car. C. 2003 Millikin Road. Central Services Building. B.g. or in other departments. there are computers Howlett Hall. (http://www. Bus service is available from the Greyhound Bus company. E. What computer facilities are available? A. The nearest airport is Port Columbus International (CMH) on the east side of the city. How does one travel to and from Columbus? A. . across the bridge. Wooster’s population is currently about 27. Interstate 70 runs East to West and Interstate 71 runs North to South (roughly northeast to southwest line). Additional questions may be directed to your Departmental Systems Manager at 2‐6208. exit (right). The driving time is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. one takes Madison Ave. One can check the H&CS “intranet” to determine who may already have reserved a vehicle. Wooster Campus Where is Wooster? A. How big is Wooster? A. The student identification card (BuckID) allows one to ride the city buses Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) without charge.com/home/) D.
Take the Madison Ave." Wooster is pronounced Wus‐ter. About one third of the H&CS faculty are located in Wooster. or in other departments. Students often share rides with others in the department. Page 36 . Wooster has excellent field. vegetable cropping systems. Bus service is available from the Greyhound Bus company. To reach Wooster from Columbus by car. with the “Woo” pronounced like the first syllable with the vowel of wood. viticulture and enology.Who is Wooster named after and how is it pronounced? A.osu. He is known as "a largely forgotten hero of the American Revolution. Aside from apartments off email@example.com). biotechnology. Video‐linked classrooms and conference rooms on both Columbus and Wooster campuses permit presentations of seminars and class lectures. and a publishing and copy center are located on campus.oardc. there is on‐campus married student housing. D. These may originate on either campus and are fully interactive. one takes I‐71 North to State Route 30 East. One can check http://www. C.edu/hcs/vehicle/viewcarcal. Wooster was named in honor of General David Wooster. They are closer than the Columbus airport and fares may vary considerably between these airports. A recreational facility and cafeteria are available on the adjacent ATI campus.edu/mcic/link ) equipped with electron and phase contrast microspores and sequencing instrumentation is housed there.’ What faculty and programs are in Wooster? A. molecular genetics. What type of housing is available for students in Wooster? A. exit in Wooster. The nearest airports are in Canton‐Akron (CAK) and Cleveland (CLE).ohio‐state.edu/library/link). A state‐of‐the‐art molecular and cellular imaging center MCIC (http://www. B. Research programs include plant breeding and genetics. A modern library (http://oardc. It does not rhyme with ‘rooster.oardc. How does one travel to and from Wooster? A. The driving time is about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Your advisor will need to provide a fund number. make a left at the intersection and you will find the Wooster Campus on the left in one‐half mile.asp What type of communication exists between the Columbus and Wooster Campuses? A. OSU vehicles are available for reservation on the HCS web‐site.ohio‐state. regardless of their home campus location. and shared graduate student housing. greenhouse and laboratory facilities. Contact the Human Resources office in Wooster for information (Bennett. Kyle tel. and fruit science. weed ecology. statistical services. Electronic communication allows easy for rapid communication. What kind of facilities are in Wooster? A. (330) 263‐3719 e‐mail: bennett. risk analysis. These facilities and services are available to our students.
Where do I get my parking permit.edu Page 37 . is (330) 263‐3823. ID. C. Office assignment – Discuss with your advisor. keys. no. B. They are required for personal vehicles in Columbus. Kimberly Nolletti in Williams Hall room 108 (1st floor) soon after arrival. How do I contact Security? Contact OSU Police Phone (330) 287‐0111 (on campus 0111) Fax (330) 202‐3579 Email police‐wooster@osu.) What computer facilities are available? A. There are computers in Williams Hall (room 206) and in Gourley Hall (room 130). e‐mail address or office assignment? A. He/she will request an assignment form from the Chair of the Space and Facilities Committee (Presently Dr. State vehicles can be parked in any A. BuckIDs. Parking permits – Parking permits are not needed on the Wooster Campus. Her tel. Joe Scheerens. Keys and an OSU E‐mail account – Initiate the check‐in procedure with Ms. B or C lot when traveling to the Columbus Campus.
Ginger Koozer.ohio‐state. (vann. 43210‐1132.html Traffic & Parking.edu).edu) H&CS Human Resources Office.edu. 3040 Ohio Union. 202 Kottman Hall.edu) Page 38 . 234 Kottman Hall. 614‐292‐2001 H&CS Fiscal Office (Columbus/Wooster).edu) Horticulture & Crops Farm‐Columbus.osu.ureg. 202 Kottman Hall. Calls from Wooster Campus phones to Columbus campus use “8” and then the last number of the three number prefix. 614‐292‐3866 (vann. Contact Information Calls from Columbus Campus phones to Columbus campus use the last 5 digits of the telephone number.html Financial Aid. http://tp. David Snodgrass. 160 Bevis Hall. 614‐292‐1399 (randle. Columbus.edu/ourweb/online. Justin Morse. 614‐292‐1666 (Snodgrass. Laura Raubenolt.5@osu. 281 W Lane Avenue. 1739 N.osu. Fax: 614‐292‐1106. Fax:614‐292‐3895 OSU Registrar. 281 W Lane Ave. 250 University Hall.edu/index.shtml Buck ID.edu/ Columbus H&CS Graduate Studies Committee Office.15@osu. High Street. 614‐ 292‐1056. Columbus.edu) H&CS Chair.edu) Kottman Greenhouse.edu) H&CS Department Office (Columbus). SAS Building. XVI. 234 Kottman Hall phone: 614‐ 292‐3866.osu. SAS Building. 614‐292‐0300 or 1‐800‐678‐6440 On‐Line Services. First Floor.ohio‐ state. Ohio.php/graduate‐ studies H&CS Academic Program Associate. 281 W Lane Avenue. fax: 614‐292‐7162. 111 Williams Hall 330‐263‐3812 [or 5‐3812] (raubenolt. http://www. Columbus. 43210. 1080 Carmack Road.edu) Howlett Greenhouse.edu/index. 43210‐1132. 232 Kottman Hall. 614‐247‐6859 (koozer. 5th Floor Student Academic Services Building. Calls from Columbus Campus phones to Wooster campus use “5” and the last 4 digits of the telephone number.2@osu. http://hcs.financialservices.edu/Bursar/Bursar. 2nd Floor. 614‐625‐4889 (Morse. Regina Vann Hickok. http://firstname.lastname@example.org@osu. Ohio. Ohio. Regina Vann Hickok.email@example.com/ 614‐292‐0300 or 1‐800‐678‐6440 Bursar’s Office. 614‐292‐9341. Graduate School. Office of the University Registrar. 614‐292‐0400 https://buckid. http://sfa. Glenn Mills. 1st Floor. SAS Building.firstname.lastname@example.org@osu. 614‐292‐7234 (Mills. bursar@osu. Dr Bill Randle. 281 W Lane Avenue. and then the last 4 digits of the telephone number. Phone:614‐292‐9444.osu. Ohio. 230 N Oval 614‐292‐6031 Office of Graduate and professional Admissions (Graduate). Student Consolidated Services Center. Columbus.
Turfgrass Research Center‐Columbus.edu) H&CS Greenhouses Agronomy East. Unit 1. 614‐292‐6264 (Williams.2@osu. (cardina. 330‐263‐3812 [or 5‐3812] (raubenolt. Dr. Chair.5@osu. 330‐263‐3823 [or 5‐3823] H&CS Assoc.2@osu. 111 Williams Hall. 330‐263‐3940/263‐2944 [or 5‐3940/5‐2944] H&CS Hort. Matt Williams.5@osu. 330‐262‐3178 (ault. Dr.edu) H&CS Department Office (Wooster). 330‐263‐3673 [or 5‐3673] H&CS Greenhouses Agronomy West. Rich Pratt. 330‐263‐3669 [or 5‐3669] (sneller. Unit 2.edu) H&CS Graduate Chair‐Elect. Lynn Ault. Clay Sneller. 330‐263‐ 3673 Voice mail: 3673 (duncan. Lee Duncan.3@osu. Laura Raubenolt.edu) Wooster H&CS Graduate Chair. Dr.email@example.com@osu.edu) H&CS Fiscal Office (Wooster/Columbus). John Cardina. 211 Williams Hall.edu) H&CS Schaffter Farm. 110 Williams Hall. 330‐263‐3972 (pratt. 330‐263‐2953 [or 5‐2953] Page 39 . 108 Williams Hall. 330‐264‐8358 [or 5‐8358] H&CS Greenhouses Gourley.edu ) H&CS Hort.
*Please note these forms are subject to change and the student should always check with the Graduate School or Department for the latest version of each form.osu.gradsch.pdf http://www.pdf Doctoral Draft approval/Notification of Final Oral Exam (OSU form) http://www.gradsch.S.gradsch. Appendix 1 Forms Forms* you should know about – for students and advisors.edu/Depo/PDF/Master%27sGraduate. Graduate for Ph.edu/students/graduate/forms/gscform5. Program (H&CS form) http://hcs.ohio‐state.gradsch.pdf Horticulture and Crop Science Course Program (H&CS form) Before Au08 Au08‐Su09 Au09+ TBA TBA TBA Horticulture and Crop Science Student Advisory Committee (H&CS form) http://hcs.pdf Masters Exam Report (OSU form) Master’s Thesis approval (OSU form) Candidacy Exam Report (OSU form) Final Oral Exam Report (OSU form) Final Approval ‐ Ph.ohio‐state.edu/Depo/PDF/TransferGradProgram.edu/Depo/PDF/GA_leave_form.edu/students/graduate/forms/gscform1.ohio‐state.pdf Horticulture and Crop Science Progress Report (H&CS form) Request for Leave of Absence – Funded Graduate Associates Forms sent to the Advisor or GSC: Recommendation of M.ohio‐state. Dissertation (OSU form) Page 40 .pdf http://www.pdf TBA http://www.gradsch.pdf http://www.edu/Depo/PDF/DoctoralGraduate. Forms available to students: Request for Transfer of Graduate Program (OSU form) http://www.gradsch.gradsch.edu/Depo/PDF/Doc_Notify.D.ohio‐state.ohio‐state.edu/Depo/PDF/TransferCredit.D.pdf Request for Transfer of Graduate Credit (OSU form) Application to Graduate ‐ Master’s degree (OSU form) Doctoral Notification of Candidacy Examination (OSU form) Application to Graduate ‐ Doctoral degree (OSU form) http://www.edu/Depo/PDF/Doc_Oral.osu.ohio‐state.
8. Within one week of sending the SAC the proposal Abstract each member must approve/disapprove of the proposal topic in writing. 6. The Graduate School requires at least two weeks notice. compliance from each SAC member is crucial to the success of the proposal exam format. Within one week of receiving the proposal. Candidacy 1.gov/pubs/2003/nsf032/032_2.reeusda. Page 41 . Taking of the oral examination.htm). Appendix II. Choose a proposal topic. each SAC member must provide feedback about the proposal to the student (in person or via email). These guides consist of instructions related to proposal format and the specific contents of each section.D. 3. This Abstract would be no more than two pages in length and include an overview of the proposed topic. Once all SAC members approve of the proposal topic. 7. http://www. 5. At the end of the one‐month written exam period the proposal is given to each member of the SAC. The oral exam consists of a two‐hour oral defense of the prepared proposal as well as any general knowledge pertaining to the proposal. 2.gov/nri/programs/progdesc/2003rfa. Must be within one month of the student distributing the finished proposal to the SAC. the one‐month written portion of the candidacy exam begins. It would be appropriate for the student to prepare an Abstract to send to the SAC. Candidacy Exam Guidelines for the “Proposal” option for Ph. Preparation of the written proposal must follow NSF grant writing guidelines (see Chapter 2 of the Grant Proposal Guide. This topic must be unrelated to the students’ thesis. Guidelines for Proposal Option: Ph.D. and the justification or appropriateness of the topic as a grant proposal. each SAC member must give the student written approval/disapproval. Note: While it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to ensure the deadlines are followed. Upon SAC approval of the written proposal the student must register for the oral exam with the Graduate School. Complete coursework pre‐determined by SAC. (via email) 4. 9. Prior to one week before the oral exam.htm) OR USDA NRI grant writing guidelines (see http://www.nsf. Each student and SAC must determine which of the two guidelines are most appropriate before the student begins the preparation of the written proposal. This is equivalent to passing the written part of the general exam. the hypothesis intended on investigating.
Contact Information for Submission of Applications for Admission Admissions Office Domestic Students: Regular Mailing Address Graduate Admissions Office The Ohio State University P.O. Ohio 43210‐1132 Contact Information Phone: (614) 292‐9444 Fax: (614) 292‐3895 E‐mail: gradadmissions@osu. Ohio 43210‐1132 USA Contact Information Phone: (614) 292‐9444 Fax: (614) 292‐3895 E‐mail: gradadmissions@osu. OH 43218‐2083 USA Express Mailing Address Graduate Admissions Office The Ohio State University SAS Building. 1st Floor 281 West Lane Avenue Columbus.edu Page 42 .osu. Box 182004 Columbus. OH 43210 Contact Information phone: 614‐292‐3866 fax: 614‐292‐7162 email: vann.edu URL: http://gradadmissions.edu http://hcs. Box 182083 Columbus. OH 43218‐2004 Express Mailing Address Graduate Admissions Office The Ohio State University SAS Building.edu/index.5@osu. 1st Floor 281 West Lane Avenue Columbus.O.php/graduate‐studies International Students: Regular Mailing Address International Graduate Admissions Office The Ohio State University P.edu H&CS Graduate Studies Committee: Regina Vann Hickok Academic Program Associate The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture & Crop Science 234 Kottman Hall 2021 Coffey Road Columbus.Appendix III.osu.edu URL: http://gradadmissions.osu.
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