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Graduate students are expected to follow all rules and processes pertaining to examinations.
Graduate degree examinations are a major milestone in all graduate students’ pursuit of their graduate degree. Much hinges on the successful completion of these examinations, including the ability to continue in a graduate program.
The rules and processes set by the Graduate School ensure the integrity of these examinations for graduate students, the graduate faculty, and for Ohio State.
All PhD and DMA degrees require a candidacy examination and a final examination. Some graduate programs also require a preliminary examination.
Professional Doctoral Examination
Students are required to take a professional doctoral examination testing the students understanding of the theoretical and applied fundamentals of the field as well as the student’s readiness to engage in a sustained clinical or professional experience.
The master’s examination is administered under the auspices of the local program’s graduate studies committee.