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Graduate Student Handbook

Two graduate students from Communication Sciences and Disorders.
College of Medicine student.
Two environmental engineering students work on an experiment.

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.

If you have questions about the requirements, policies, and procedures specific to your degree program/college, please ask one of the contact people for your program/college.

All students are responsible for knowing and following the policies in this Graduate School handbook. 

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

* 2016-17 Graduate Student Handbook (954.5 KB)
Policies for all graduate students and programs, 2016-17. Version published 9/1/16.

Recent Updates

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.