Advancement to Candidacy

In order to be advanced to candidacy, a student must have:

  1. Selected an advisor with the consent of the faculty member and the approval of the graduate coordinator;
  2. Formed a three member advisory committee prior to completion of 16 units;
  3. Secured approval from student's advisory committee and graduate coordinator of a course of study, prior to completion of 20 units.

Requirements for Graduation

  1. Advancement to candidacy;
  2. A minimum of 45 quarter units of acceptable graduate level work with no fewer than 32 of these units at the 500- or 600-level;
  3. A grade point average of at least 3.0 ("B") in all graduate course work and grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses in the program;
  4. A capstone experience of a project or internship approved by the student's advisory committee and graduate coordinator;
  5. Successful completion of TA 695 or 699 which also meets the department's graduation writing requirements.

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