Frequently Asked Questions for CVM faculty who are advising graduate students (CONTENT CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
I have an opening in my lab, how do I find potential students?
Faculty and students can match up in a variety of ways. Students must identify an advisor before they enter the program (you can review application procedures here) so it is common for applicants to contact potential advisors directly. Many students enter the program this way. Some applicants will apply without finalizing an advisor first and faculty may contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Kathy Froilan, to see if there are current pending applications. The graduate program receives applications year-round. The majority of inquiries and applications come in late autumn / early winter. And lastly, faculty may recruit students into the program. If a faculty member identifies a potential graduate student who meets the admission criteria, please contact Kathy Froilan, who can assist with the application process.
Do I have to financially support my graduate student?
Yes, it is expected that a faculty advisor provide the student, through some mechanism, financial support in the form of a stipend and tuition payment, for the duration of the student's program.
Students are funded in a variety of ways - most commonly through the advisor's research funding, or external scholarships and fellowships. Student's funded by their advisor's research funding are typically hired as Graduate Research Associates. Be aware that the funding of a graduate student can be affected by many factors - such as their citizenship, residency status, and the source of the support funds. It is highly recommended that faculty contact Kathy Froilan before making any kind of offer to a potential student.
How much does it cost to fund a graduate student?
The Graduate School sets the minimum stipend for a Graduate Research Associate (GRA) at $1,500 per month ($18,000 annually). On average, graduate student stipends in the College of Veterinary Medicine exceed this minimum.
For the 2016-17 academic year, the tuition for a master's or pre-candidacy PhD GRA is $5,964 per term. The tuition for a post-candidacyPhD GRA is $2,236 per term. Students who hold positions other than GRA will have other factors impacting the amount of tuition - such as their citizenship, Ohio residency status, and/or employment status. Tuition for non-GRA students who do not qualify as Ohio residents is $16,188 per term ($6,070 for post-candidacy PhD students)
Is there financial support from the college for faculty who cannot fully support a graduate student?
Yes, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies has limited funding to support tuition for graduate students whose advisors would not otherwise be able to support the student. These funds are awarded annually beginning in Summer Term for one academic year (Summer Term, Autumn Semester, Spring Semester). The process is administered through the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. There is currently no college-level support available for stipends.
What are the admission critera for new students?
The minimum standards for admission can be found here.
What are the academic program requirements for graduate students?
Regular graduate students must complete the requirements outlined on this page. Students who are also part of a residency program (Clinical Residents, Pathology Residents, Lab Animal Residents) may have additional curricular requirements and other requirements that are specifically related to their residency training.