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Degree Candidacy

Each student admitted to a doctoral program must receive doctoral degree candidacy after completing nine to fifteen graduate credits (specified by program) beyond the master’s degree.

Some departments have additional requirements for candidacy; consult the program coordinator for a listing of these requirements. The student’s minimum grade point average for degree candidacy may be set higher, by the program’s sponsoring department, than the School of Graduate Studies and Research requirement, but in no case may it be lower.

  • School of Graduate Studies and Research
  • Stright Hall, Room 101
    210 South Tenth Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1048
  • Phone: 724-357-2222
  • Fax: 724-357-4862
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.