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.

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

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To which educational programs does this Handbook pertain?

The Graduate School oversees all post-baccalaureate certificates and degrees (master's and doctoral level) except the Juris Doctor (in the College of Law), the Doctor of Medicine (in the College of Medicine), and the Doctor of Pharmacy (in the College of Pharmacy).

Where are the UC graduate programs to which this Handbook pertains?

The University of Cincinnati is a state-supported institution that is recognized with a Carnegie Classification of Very High Research Activity. UC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Faculty members throughout UC are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in their fields who are dedicated to providing students with an environment fostering innovative scholarship and research. Over 350 graduate certificate and degree programs are offered in 11 colleges:

  • College of Allied Health Sciences
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Carl H. Lindner College of Business
  • College-Conservatory of Music
  • College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
  • College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy