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12.6.2 Degree Candidacy

Students admitted into the Graduate School are considered candidates for the degree as follows:

  • Master’s Degree: Successful completion of 12 units with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Doctoral Degree: Successful completion of approved candidacy requirements as defined by the degree program (e.g., Qualifying Scholarly Activities or Preliminary Examinations). Doctoral degree program directors are responsible for written requests of advancement to candidacy when requirements are met, and final approval is a responsibility of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.