Advancement to Candidacy

The Petition for Advancement to Graduate Candidacy [pdf] (Candidacy Form) is the university contract of your graduate degree program. An approved Candidacy Form allows you to successfully progress towards graduation.

View the below sections for more details: Criteria for Candidacy Advancement, Candidacy Submission Process, and Candidacy Policies and Procedures.

Criteria for Candidacy Advancement

Utilize the following criteria to prepare for your advancement to candidacy.

Candidacy Submission Process

Understand how to submit your candidacy form by selecting the following items. 

Candidacy Policies and Procedures

Explore policies and procedures that govern graduate candidacy below.