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Admission to candidacy is an important
step in the completion of a graduate degree program. A graduate
student may apply for admission to candidacy upon the successful
completion of at least nine hours of graduate study and upon filing
an approved program of study in consultation with the major advisor
and departmental graduate committee or its delegate committee. Application
for candidacy should be made before completing no more than 15 hours
in order to avoid the possibility of extending the program. The student
must be recommended for candidacy by the advisor, the departmental
graduate committee, and the department chair. The student is admitted
to candidacy by the Graduate Dean.
To be admitted
to candidacy, the student must have:
passed the preliminary or other qualifying examination if either
is required by the major department
all deficiencies for admission to graduate study
a B average (3.00) in all graduate courses that are a part of the
degree program to that point
(4) filed in
the Graduate School a program of study that has been approved by
the Graduate Dean
a total of at least nine graduate program hours
must be admitted to candidacy before being eligible to sign up for
or take the comprehensive examination or to file an Intent to Graduate.
For further information,
please contact the Graduate School at 785-628-4236.
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