Advancement to Candidacy - the basic requirements for a doctoral student to be advanced to candidacy are:
- all required coursework has been successfully completed
- the comprehensive examinations have been passed
- the research supervisor has certified that the thesis proposal has been approved by the Supervisory Committee
Doctoral students must advance to candidacy within 36 months from start date or they may be withdrawn. Extension of this period may be permitted by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in exceptional circumstances.