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Advancement to Candidacy - PhD

When a graduate student begins a graduate program, they are not yet a candidate for a graduate degree. To become a candidate for a graduate degree, a student must complete certain academic requirements specific to their graduate program to achieve the milestone of becoming a candidate for that degree. Advancement-to-candidacy signifies the student completed his or her coursework and other requirements and is ready to move forward to the dissertation phase for doctoral students.

Please see graduate group specific instructions on Advancement to Candidacy below. If you have any questions, please email your assigned graduate specialist.


Last Updated: September 2020