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The Graduate School

Resources

Many university offices and services either hold evening hours or can arrange those by appointment. Please consult the individual services pages for those hours.

Academic Support and Tutoring

The Academic Support Center provides a variety of academic support services to help our students realize their educational and career goals. Tutoring and e-tutoring is available. We also provide academic support services to students with disabilities and work closely with the faculty to empower all students to be academically successful.

Bookstore

The bookstore is located in the Campus Center at 100 W. Home Street. Students can request that books to be mailed to them.

Campus Life Handbook

The Campus Life Handbook (PDF) is your guide to Otterbein's policies, procedures and campus life.

Catalogs

The Otterbein University Catalogs are here.

Center for Career and Professional Development

The Center for Career and Professional Development provides information about internships and jobs, as well as help with resume writing and interviewing.

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success provides direct advising for students with a Liberal Studies major and any undeclared adult students. They offer supplemental advising to adult students, peer mentoring for students with academic concerns, individualized academic success plans, and referrals to appropriate campus offices for help and guidance.

Computer Skills Training

The following is a listing of helpful courses offered through other organizations to assist you in computer use.

Westerville Public Library: Introduction to Computers (using Computers and Mice), Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to eMail (one-on-one with the librarian), Introduction to Word 2007, Introduction to Excel 2007. Classes are also offered for use of Kindle Fire, iPad, and any other tablet and eReaders for accessing the digital books available. Starting in April 2013, courses will be offered in Photoshop Elements. Contact the library 614.882.7277 ext. 5004 or check the website: www.westervillepubliclibrary.org and view the calendar for dates of courses. Courses are free.

Columbus Public Library: Courses include: Introduction to Computers, Basic Internet, Introduction to Word 2010, and Learn about eReaders. Visit www.columbuslibrary.org/events and under "Search for Events" choose "Technology Training" From there you will be able to view courses based on the date they are offered.

Ohio Health: www.ohiohealth.com/computerclasses provides courses in computer basics, internet basics, Facebook, iPad use. Cost ranges from $45-$50 per course.

Degree Evaluation Access

The degree evaluation is THE tool for determining what courses to select to fulfill the requirements for a degree and to assure that nothing is overlooked. It displays (1) graduation requirements that have been met and (2) those that remain to be completed. Use it to monitor progress towards a degree from day one until program completion. It is the same software the Registrar's office uses to perform final graduation check-out. If any Otterbein credit was earned prior to Autumn Quarter 1987, the degree evaluation is not accurate and should not be used.

Click here to access a printable pdf brochure of degree audit instructions.

FAQs

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Otterbein's graduate programs.

Graduate Assistantships

Otterbein University offers nearly 25 graduate assistantships in several departments including academic affairs and athletics. Tasks vary by position. Graduate Assistants train and coach student athletes, manage projects with faculty and staff, update websites and create marketing materials, assist faculty with research and publications and complete various department administrative tasks. Open graduate assistant positions are posted on the Human Resources site.

Also see the following:

Graduate Handbook

Learn about the policies and procedures of The Graduate School in the Graduate Handbook.

Graduate Nursing Student Resources

Graduate Nursing Handbook
Click here to see the handbook (PDF)

Resources for Specific Nursing Roles
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: www.aana.com
Clinical Nurse Leaders: www.aacn.nche.edu/cnl
Nurse Practitioners: www.nursesource.org/practioner.html
Nurse Administrators: www.aone.org
Nurse researchers: www.nihr.nih.gov

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (one of our accrediting agencies) offers a comprehensive review of graduate nursing programs and career paths in this brochure.

Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid can assist you in putting together a financial aid package that will help you pay for your education.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar maintains all student academic records, past and present. Stop by for registration information, copies of transcripts, drops/withdrawals, grade changes and graduation applications.

Optional Student Health Insurance

Get information on purchasing health insurance here

Orientation

Enrolled students can learn how to register for classes, waitlist, and get information about other resources at Otterbein here.

Learn how to activate and manage your Otterbein network accounts. Click here.

Schedule of Classes

See when classes are offered here.

Scholarship

The Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce offers a scholarship, only available to Otterbein University graduate students, who are currently admitted as a degree-seeking graduate student, and are making academic progress toward a graduate degree at Otterbein University. For more information go to www.westervillechamber.com or e-mail.

Student Accounts (Business Office)

The Business Office bills and collects student tuition and fees. Pay your account online on My O-Zone.

Student Research Fund

The Student Research Fund was established to provide small stipends for student research and other scholarly and creative endeavors.

Video

Click here for a short video of a graduate student discussing Otterbein.

Wellness

Sometimes life can be challenging. Otterbein has various wellness resources to assist you here.

National Wellness Resources

  • National Graduate Student Crisis Line
    Immediate Help for Grads in Crisis
    1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-3457)

    Graduate students facing overwhelming stress or despair now have the option of calling 1-800-GRAD-HLP (800-472-3457), toll-free, 24 hours a day, any day of the week, to speak anonymously with a counselor specially trained in graduate issues.

  • www.gradresources.org
    This site has helpful information on topics such as finding balance, academic and financial stress, and lots more.

/ The Graduate School

The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact
p/ 614.823.3210
e/ grad@otterbein.edu

/ Personnel

Barbara Schaffner
Dean
p/ 614.823.1735
e/ bschaffner@otterbein.edu

Kate Carey
Associate Dean
p/ 614.823.3209
e/ kcarey@otterbein.edu

Terry Magas
Assistant to the Dean
p/ 614.823.3274
e/ tmagas@otterbein.edu

Gaby Miller
Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAT
p/ 614.823.1346
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu

Dorothy Crider

Graduate Nursing Admission Recruiter/Counselor
p/ 614.823.3272
e/ dcrider@otterbein.edu

Amy Featherstone
Graduate Education and MAEM Recruiter/Counselor MAE
p/ 614.823.3271
e/ afeatherstone@otterbein.edu

Patricia Hohlbein
MBA and Allied Health Program Recruiter
p/ 614.823.1095
e/ phohlbein@otterbein.edu

Deb Williams
Admission and Data Management Coordinator
p/ 614.823.3270
e/ dwilliams@otterbein.edu