Candidacy & Research Committee

Nomination to candidacy

The Nomination to Candidacy form must be completed prior to the qualifying examination.

If a candidate passes, all committee members must sign the form on the day of the qualifying examination. This form is then sent to the University Graduate School for acceptance of the examinee to become a formal Ph.D. candidate.

Appointment of Research Committee

After approval of the Graduate School, the candidate must complete the form for Nomination of Research Committee, located on the website of the University Graduate School.

It is important that the candidate file this paperwork promptly, as nine months must elapse between the time this form is submitted and the defense of the dissertation. Students have occasionally had their graduation delayed due to failure to act on this requirement.

Find the forms on the Graduate School website