May 18, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [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. Quarterly course offerings are listed in the Schedule of Classes,

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 intended. Courses numbered 500-699 are for master’slevel students; courses numbered 700-899 are for post-master’s or doctoral-level students. No graduate credit is awarded for any work taken below the 500 level.

Credit Hours

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


Course prerequisites indicate minimum requirements for the course. If you have not met the prerequisites, , you may petition departments/schools or instructors offering the course to obtain permission to override the prerequisite. If permission is obtained then a class permission slip must be completed by the instructor/deparmetn/school and processed accordingly. Once you have completed an advanced course, you may not subsequently enroll in a prerequisite course for credit.

Courses described in this catalog are for graduate credit only; graduate standing is a prerequisite 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., 695/895 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 online quarterly Schedule of Classes identifies sections of courses that require additional fees. Ohio University reserves the right to make, without prior notice, any fee adjustments that become necessary.