Admission to Candidacy

Admission to candidacy for the PhD in Clinical Research constitutes a promotion of the student to the most advanced stage of graduate study and provides formal approval to the candidate to devote essentially exclusive attention to the research and the writing of the dissertation.

To qualify for admission to candidacy, students must:

  • Be in good standing

  • Have completed all required coursework with a minimum of a B or better in all required coursework as per their declared track

  • Earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Have passed the Written Comprehensive Qualifying Exam

  • Have received approval of the proposed subject and plan of the dissertation from the respective MAC following a successful Dissertation Research Thesis Proposal Oral Presentation

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