Advancement to Candidacy

To be advanced to candidacy, the student must:

  1. Achieve classified status;
  2. Complete 20 quarter units of core coursework with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 ("B");
  3. Submit a formal program of study of graduate coursework prepared in consultation with the major advisor and approved by the MPH graduate coordinator. The program will include a professional field experience, project, thesis, or comprehensive examination;
  4. If the thesis option is selected, identify a faculty member from the Department of Health Science and Human Ecology who will chair the student's thesis committee;
  5. Be recommended for advancement to candidacy from the graduate coordinator of the selected concentration area.

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