Advance to Candidacy

Evidence of completed requirements must be on file in the Dean's Office before a student can advance to candidacy.  Students should prepare the following documents and obtain the necessary approvals:

  1. Reduction of Credit Hours
  2. Program of Study
  3. Doctoral Advancement to Candidacy and Non-Coursework Requirements
  4. List of dissertation committee members (this can take the form of a note to the Dean’s Office approved by the Graduate Director).