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Completing Your Degree

A lot happens as you near completion. Know what’s ahead so you can plan for deadlines and requirements. There are specific steps you have to take when you're preparing for examinations, for the final draft of your dissertation or thesis, and for graduation.

Dissertations & Theses

These documents are the written demonstration of the knowledge and expertise you develop in graduate study. Here’s how to prepare, submit, and distribute them as required.


There are different rules and processes for master’s and doctoral examinations. Be sure you know what to expect when it’s time for these crucial milestones.

Your Final Semester

Staying organized makes your final semester much easier.

This information will help you keep track of important tasks and deadlines as you conclude your graduate degree and prepare for commencement. 

Alumni Resources

With nearly a half million living alumni, Ohio State offers a robust Alumni Association with considerable resources. Stay in touch. We will share how graduate student alumni are having an impact around the world. 

We provide leadership, service and advocacy. 

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