Advancement to Candidacy

Before a student can be certified as a candidate for a doctoral degree (advancement to Level III of the process of earning the doctoral degree), he or she must have completed the following requirements:

  • all required course work (of which at least 30 credits must be taken at the City University) with at least an overall B average;
  • any language requirements;
  • the First and Second Examinations; and
  • any special program requirements for certification