Advancement to Candidacy

Students are expected to advance to candidacy at the end of their third year (9th quarter) after completing program requirements and passing the Qualifying Examination. Students must file the appropriate paperwork with the Office of Graduate Studies and pay the candidacy fee in order to be officially advanced to candidacy. Students may be employed in academic positions for up to nine quarters before advancing to candidacy, after which they must petition for additional quarters of employment until they've advanced.