Oral Examination and PhD Candidacy


Students must meet the requirements of their home Department/Program with regard to the details of their qualifying and general examinations. This typically involves a written portion, which may be an original research proposal or a thesis proposal, followed by an oral examination. OSU graduate school rules stipulate the length (two hours) and format of the oral exam (questioning by a committee chaired by the supervisor and a minimum of three other OSU graduate faculty members). Additional requirements placed upon CMBP trainees will be that at least one CMBP trainer in addition to the supervisor, the co-advisor, will serve as a member of the candidacy examination committee.