Graduate students are subject to the most current university rules and regulations. Returning students are subject to the current rules, policies, and regulations in effect at the time of their re-admission and thereafter.
The Graduate Handbook clarifies minimum university-level requirements and policies that apply to all graduate students throughout the University of Cincinnati. Beyond these, each student is also expected to adhere to requirements, policies, and procedures specific to his or her own degree program and college.
All students are responsible for knowing and following the policies in this handbook.
Peruse the Graduate Student Handbook using the links on the left or download below.
Mar. 26, 2013: Time to Degree/Residency policy for the doctoral degree is now consistent across Graduate School hanbook: "Prior to admission to doctoral candidacy, all doctoral students shall complete a residency requirement by enrolling in ten graduate credit hours (12 if funded by a Graduate Assistantship) per term in each of two semesters (including summer) during a span of four consecutive semesters."
Mar. 19, 2013: Policies and Procedures - Doctoral: Candidacy page. "Time to Candidacy" and "Verification" sections updated to reflect current policy: The Graduate School no longer tracks time pre- and post-candidacy.
Mar. 19, 2013: Summer Employment without Full-time Enrollment now reads, ".... Questions about options with retirement funds once separated from the university should be directed to Human Resources and/or OPERS" instead of ".... The student can recover the withheld retirement funds by first notifying the program office and then applying to the University Benefits Office in September."
Feb. 25, 2013: Time To Degree and Time Restrictions: Doctoral Degree. Second bullet (under Doctoral Degree) now reads, "All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed within nine consecutive academic years of the date of matriculation into the program," instead of "All requirements for the doctoral degree must be completed within nine consecutive years of the date of matriculation into the program (up to five years pre-candidacy and four years post-candidacy)."