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Doctoral Quality Supplement

The Graduate School is phasing out the Doctoral Quality Initiative (or 3K program) starting in autumn 2017. All fellows currently receiving the 3K supplement will continue to do so during the remainder of their fellowship commitment. (See programs below.)

The DQI was started in 2008 in response to the Doctoral Program Assessment and Plan. Graduate School fellowship winners from graduate programs designated as high quality or strong in that assessment received a supplement of $3K. With the Provost’s approval, the Graduate School is increasing all Graduate School fellowship stipends by $3K starting in autumn 2017. This is being accomplished by the permanent transfer of DQI funds into the general fellowship fund and a rigorous analysis of existing fellowship funds. By making this adjustment, Ohio State’s fellowship offers are now more competitive across the range of graduate.


The Doctoral Quality Supplement is an annual supplement of $3,000 ($333.33 per month over nine months) and is paid to Graduate School fellowship awardees in programs identified as High or Strong Quality Doctoral Programs.

The Graduate School will provide this supplement to fellow awardees for up to four consecutive years as long as the graduate program provides funding at its standard stipend level. This supplement may not be used to meet the standard stipend level established by the graduate program for fellows, graduate associates, or trainees.

Doctoral Program Assessment Classifications

From the Doctoral Program Assessment and Plan, Graduate School, April 2008

High Quality Doctoral Programs

These programs stand out in terms of overall quality, planning, focus and potential to enhance the standing of the university.

Arts & Sciences
Astronomy
History
Linguistics
Political Science
Psychology
Health Sciences
Pharmacy
Veterinary Biosciences
Professional
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Accounting and Management Information Systems
Business Administration
Labor and Human Resources
Materials Science and Engineering

 

Strong Doctoral Programs

These programs stand out in terms of overall quality, planning, focus and potential to enhance the standing of the university.

Arts & Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences
Chemistry
Economics
English
Geography
Greek and Latin
Mathematics
Philosophy
Physics
Spanish and Portuguese
Health Sciences
Integrated Biomedical Science Graduate Program
Oral Biology
Vision Science
Professional
Agricultural, Environmental, and Developmental Economics
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Food Science and Technology
Mechanical Engineering
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