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Advancement to Candidacy

A draft of the thesis or project proposal will be completed as part of the requirement for the graduate level research course (NURS 510).  Students will form a thesis or project committee during the course and meet with members following completion of the course.  Committee members will review and approve thesis or project proposals.  Students will advance to candidacy once they have successfully passed an oral defense of their thesis or project proposal.  The thesis or project committee will assist with refinement of the proposal and with the research for the thesis or evaluation of the project and will serve as the committee for the oral examination once the thesis or project is completed. 

To advance to candidacy, a student must:

  1. Be in good standing with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  2. Have completed 21 units (22 units for the CNS concentration) of the core courses toward the graduate degree
  3. Have successfully proposed his/her thesis or project to the faculty