Section 10: PhD Dissertation Defense: Final Oral Examination Overview, Committee, and Process


DEGREE COMPLETION REMINDERS FOR PhD

  • Students & advisors may jointly petition the BMEGSC for waivers of program or committee requirements. These should be accompanied by a proposed or approved program of study whenever possible.
  • Petitions should be submitted in the form of a brief letter addressed to the BMEGSC and sent to senitko.1@osu.edu and will be considered at convened monthly BMEGSC meetings. Last-minute petitions may not be reviewed.
  • Changes to an approved Program or Committee must be reviewed by the BMEGSC at least one full semester before an Application to Graduate is filed.
  • Applications to Graduate will not be approved unless the student’s final BMEGSC-approved Program and Committees are on file in the Graduate Office and most other graduation requirements, as stated in the GSH and BMEH, are met.
  • Applications to Graduate should be submitted via gradforms.osu.edu at least one full week in advance of the Graduate School deadline. No forms will be signed by the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee until a graduation audit has been completed by the BME graduate studies office.
  • Be sure to build in time for a Graduate School review of the formatting of your dissertation draft.
  • Be sure to build in time for any gradforms.osu.edu committee member petitions.
  • Review your advising report each semester and contact your faculty about missing/outstanding grades.
  • Publication and presentation lists should be emailed to the Graduate Studies Coordinator at senitko.1@osu.edu before the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate.
  • Complete the BME assessment graduation survey. (Contact the graduate studies coordinator for the link at senitko.1@osu.edu.)

BME Handbook 10.1
Tom DePalma is elected by his peers to receive the 2022 Graduate Student Service Award. Surrounded by Associate Department Chair, Derek Hansford; Department Chair, Samir Ghadiali; and Assistant Graduate Studies Chair, Seth Weinberg.

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