Admission to Candidacy

After 24 semester hours are completed, including the core requirements, a student may submit an application for candidacy. According to the Division of Graduate Studies, the following conditions must be met before a student can proceed to candidacy:

  • All admission requirements have been met
  • All incompletes ("I" grades) have been removed
  • Application for candidacy has been approved by your departmental committee
  • The Graduate English Competency Examination has been passed or ENG 500 completed with a grade of "B" or higher and
  • Overall GPA is 3.00 or higher