Please use the General Announcements as your guide for all things related to candidacy, defense and thesis submission. Information for doctoral degrees can be found here, and master's degrees can be found here. These links include university information on:
|Graduation requirements||Approval of candidacy||Thesis defense|
|Time boundaries*||Thesis committee||Thesis submission|
|Time to degree||Defense announcement||Other requirements|
*Individual time boundaries for candidacy and defense can be found in Esther
Candidacy marks a midpoint in the course of graduate education. Achieving candidacy for the Ph.D. implies that a graduate student has:
Requirements for achieving candidacy for the thesis master's degree are determined at the departmental level. Each thesis student must petition for candidacy, and cannot take the final oral examination until the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies approves their candidacy. Forms related to candidacy and defense can be found here. Thesis format guidelines can be found here, and templates here.
Students who are unable to meet the time boundary must submit an extension of candidacy request to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies or risk dismissal. A $125 reinstatement fee will be imposed on students who have exceeded their time boundaries. Information on time boundaries can be found in the General Announcements.