Application for Admission to Candidacy for the Doctoral Degree

Students typically apply for admission to candidacy following the completion of coursework and any required qualifying examinations. At the time a student applies for admission to candidacy, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

  • a GPA of 3.0 on a 12-point system for all courses completed and
  • satisfactory completion of the examination requirements of the specific college or department.

The Admission to Candidacy form is available on the College of Graduate Studies' website. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the application. A student who fails to qualify for candidacy at the required time will not be permitted to continue.