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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Courses of Instruction – General Information


This section outlines general information about graduate courses offered at Ohio University. The courses listed in the Course Description section are all courses as approved by the University Curriculum Council. Please check Course Offerings to determine if a course is being offered: webapps.ohio.edu/classes/search.htm

Programs and requirements are subject to change without notice at the discretion of Ohio University.

Catalog Numbers

The catalog number indicates the student classification for which the course is primarily intended. Graduate Catalog numbers consist of four numbers. Courses numbered 5000-6990 are for masters-level students; courses numbered 7000-8990 are for post-masters or doctoral-level students. No graduate credit is awarded for any work taken below the 5000 level.

Credit Hours

Credit is indicated for each course in semester hours. In a course carrying variable credit, the credit may be expressed as a range indicating the minimum and maximum amount of credit allowed for the class in one semester. Departments may limit the number of hours counted in satisfying degree requirements.


Course requisites indicate minimum requirements for the course. If you have any doubts about whether you have fulfilled requisites due to changes in the numbering system over the past several years, check the course titles and consult with your advisor and the Graduate College. If you have not met the requisites, you may petition the department/school or instructor offering the course to obtain permission to override the requisite. If permission is obtained, then a class permission slip must be completed by the instructor/department/school and processed accordingly. Once you have completed an advanced course, you may not subsequently enroll in a requisite course for credit

Courses described in this catalog are for graduate credit only; graduate standing is a requisite for enrollment. For more information, see “Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses” in the Application for Admission section.

Repeat/Retake Information

Repeating a course - A repeatable course is defined as a course taken for additional hours of credit toward graduation requirements (i.e., 6950/8950 courses). Departments may place limits on the total number of credits that may be earned in repeatable courses. The maximum number of hours permitted to be earned is identified if there is a limit.

Retaking a course - Graduate courses cannot be retaken to improve a low grade on the first attempt. All grades received are calculated into the graduate grade point average.


Some courses require fees in addition to the instructional and general fees. The Course Offerings identifies sections of courses that require additional fees: webapps.ohio.edu/classes/search.htm

Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that become necessary.