Ph.D. Program

Advancing to Doctoral Candidacy

When you’re ready to advance to doctoral candidacy, review the policies and procedures.


Doctoral students are required to review the degree plans for their program, along with information about specific degree requirements and estimated timelines to reach various benchmarks for the different degree plan specializations.

Oral Examinations

Once your dissertation is nearing completion, it’s time to schedule your defense—your final oral examination.