Students interested in transferring to Ohio State from another graduate program are encouraged to have an advising meeting with the HRS graduate program manager to determine individual requirements necessary to achieve a successful transfer, such as completion on HRS program prerequisites and overall undergraduate and graduate GPA.
Because graduate program curricula vary from institution to institution and it is unlikely that the course sequencing would match up identically, transferring often means students add a year or more to their time to degree. For this reason, HRS graduate programs rarely accept transfer students. One exception is for the master and PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. However, challenges such as misalignment of course content and research interests may be present.
If approved for a transfer, the candidate is then able to work with the appropriate faculty to determine course equivalencies. Each HRS Graduate Program Director as well as the Graduate Studies Chair, determines the equivalency of prior coursework. The Graduate Program Manager facilitates this process.