Candidacy requirements

Application to candidacy
It is the responsibility of the student to file for degree candidacy upon completion of 12 semester hours or during the term in which 18 semester hours will be completed. Hours over 18 are subject to forfeiture. A cumulative average of 3.0 or better and successful completion of a departmental written examination are required to qualify for the awarding of a degree candidacy status. Applications for advancement to candidacy may be obtained from the Graduate Office or the Department of Technology.

Candidacy exam application

Students must register for exams by completing this Google Form by 3:00 p.m. Monday before the test date.  Complete the form twice to register for two exams on the same date.  There will be two exam periods -- 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. so you may take two exams in one day. Exams will be administered online. Please check with the department for updates on future offerings.

Upcoming candidacy exams:

Spring 2024 - May 18 (register by May 13)
Summer 2024 - August 10 (register by August 5)
Fall 2024 - December 21 (register by December 16)