Important Dates for Graduate Students

Summer 2019 – Spring 2020
 
This list contains key dates for Department of Economics Graduate Students Note: many important dates are listed on the University Academic Calendar, available here. Other important dates are listed on the Graduation Calendar.
 
June 2019
 
-Microeconomics Qualifier Exam, June 3, 2019
-Macroeconomics Qualifier Exam, June 7, 2019
Contact Rick Tobin, tobin.71@osu.edu, for registration details etc.
-Second Year Field Papers due June 3, 2019, at 9AM
-Third Year Papers due June 10, 2019 at 9AM
 
July 2019
 
-Microeconomics Qualifier Exam Re-take, July 15, 2019
-Macroeconomics Qualifier Exam Re-take, July 19, 2019
-Revised Field Papers due July 15, at 9AM
-Math Camp for Incoming First Year Students begins Week of July 29
-Mandatory Immigration Check-In for Incoming International students begins July 29: https://oia.osu.edu/pre-arrival-and-orientation/graduate-pre-arrival/autumn-semester-2.html
 
August 2019
 
-Enrollment Fees due August 13, 2019
-Mandatory UCAT training for incoming 2nd year students, August 13-15 https://ucat.osu.edu/ucat-events/teaching-orientation/
-Incoming International Students must complete ESL OPA https://esl.ehe.osu.edu/home/testing/spoken-english/ and ESL Composition Test https://esl.ehe.osu.edu/home/testing/graduate-international-students/ by Aug 19
-Students assigned as TAs must report to campus by August 16, 2019
-Annual Cohort Meetings  August 19-20, All Grad Students Expected to attend
-Dept. of Economics Welcome Reception, August 19, 2019
-Autumn Semester begins August 20, 2019 
 
September 2019
 
-All students entering job market should submit CVs and job market paper abstracts for review by Tuesday, September 3
 
October 2019
 
-First-Session Classes (8711, 8721) end by October 9
-Second Session Classes begin October 14
-Job Openings for Economist begins publishing major updates; job market students should check frequently: https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listings
 
November 2019
 
-Deadline to apply to Economics PhD program with consideration for funding is November 30
 
December 2019
 
-Final Exams for second Session and Full-Semester Classes December 6-12
-TAs to remain on campus through December 16, unless given prior permission in writing from instructor.
 
January 2020
 
-ASSA/AEA meetings held January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, California. All job market students should attend.
-Spring 2020 semester begins January 6
-Application to graduate in Spring due via GRADFORMS by January 24, 2020
 
February 2020
 
-Final Exams for First Session Classes February 24-25
-Second Session Classes Begin February 27
 
March 2020
 
-Open House for Prospective Graduate Students to be held sometime this month. Details TBA.
 
April 2020
 
-Oral defenses for Graduating Students must be completed by April 10
-April 15 National Council of Graduate Schools Deadline for Accepting Funded Offers. Funded offers to prospective students expire after 5PM on this date.
-All Candidacy Exams/Required Presentations for 3rd and 4th year students to be completed by April 20
-Final Exams April 22-28
 
May 2020
 
-Field Meetings for current First Year students to be held each week in May
-Deadline to submit Summer 2020 Application to Graduate via GRADFORMS is May 22, 2020
 
Contact Rick Tobin, tobin.71@osu.edu with questions.
 
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