Graduate Handbook

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.

The 2016–17 Graduate Handbook includes the content formerly published in the Graduate School Procedure Manual: For Graduate Program Coordinators and Graduate Program Directors.

Peruse the Graduate Handbook using the links on the left or download below.

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Recent Updates

March 1, 2017: Application Fee Waivers. Program faculty/staff are not allowed to pay the fee with their individual P-card. It is permissible for UC employees to pay an application fee on behalf of an applicant with their own personal credit card and then to be reimbursed by the local college/program, working through the college business officer.

September 1, 2016: International Student Fee. International students pay a $150 fee in Fall 2016, but there will be no international student fee charged in Spring 2017.

August 25, 2016: The Graduate School published the 2016–17 Graduate School Handbook. This version supersedes all previous versions.