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Plant Pathology

Department of Plant Pathology


Grad Corner

Plant Pathology Graduate Program

Graduate Timeline (Word)

> Form 1 - classes and project proposal (Word)

> Form 3 - Student Evaluation, Goal Setting and Progress (Word)

> Form 4 - Student accomplishments (Word)

(Note: Form 2 is for planning change from M.S. to Ph.D. and is now processed through a Grad Admissions process)

Grad resources

> Powerpoint slides from 8/30/2021 (pdf)

Reduction in Bias article (ACS) pdf

> Academic calendar (pdf)

Virtual Orientation Resources

> Powerpoint slides, Plant Pathology (Aug. 16, 2021)

> Good Things to Know (pdf)


CFAES Library Presentations, grad orientation from 2020)

Part 1 (29 min)  
Part 2 (37 min)

If off campus, use off-campus sign-in to access electronic sources, journals
Some e-books (some textbooks) available through the library catalog

Tutorials for using the library catalog:


> Plant Pathology Graduate Handbook 2019 (pdf)

Graduate School > Graduate School Handbook (website)

Student Affairs > Code of Conduct

Gradforms >
> Gradforms Help page

Acronyms and Terms (Word) (2021)

General information

Graduate Minors

Teaching Resources > Drake Institute of Teaching and Learning
Note: Teaching Endorsements in several topics can be completed; Teaching Endorsements can be added to your transcripts

Computer and Technology (including OSU e-mail) > Office of the Chief Information Officer

CFAES Wooster campus website

Resources for Students

Microsoft Office 365: All Ohio State students are eligible for free Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus through Microsoft’s Student Advantage program. Full instructions for downloading and installation can be found at:

Graduate School > Advising Best Practices

Important > Code of Student Conduct 

Important > Graduate Appointment Policies

OSU Multicultural Center (several student cohorts) >

CFAES Graduate Education website >

Equity, and reporting incidents at Ohio

Currently Enrolled Students

How many credits do I take?

For minimum requirements, view this handy guide > For GRAs, Fellows, Full/Part Time

MS and pre-candidacy PhD students on paid graduate appointments:
AU and SP - In Autumn and Spring semesters, enroll in maximum16-18 credits.  Minimum 8 for GRAs, 12 for Fellows. Enroll in Research Credits (8999) with your advisor to bring your enrollment up to the maximum.
SU - In Summer, enroll in the minimum credtis (Minimum 4 for GRAs, 6 for Fellows, Maximum is 8 credits)

Post-candidacy students
AU, SP and SU - Register for 3 credits

What classes should/can I take?

> MS and PhD Core Curriculum - Semester (pdf)
> Plant Pathology Courses

Important Links

University Registrar website (Registration, tuition/fee tables, academic calendar)

IT Resources for Students

Graduate School > Forms, Guidelines and Policy