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A student initiates the Candidacy Review process by submitting the request for candidacy form after 40 hours of doctoral coursework and at least six months prior to the expected graduation date. Candidacy application information is available through the Student Resource Center on BlueLine. 

A student is required to successfully pass an ePortfolio review as partial fulfillment for the EdD degree.

Doctoral students must successfully complete the candidacy review prior to dissertation proposal.

The EdD Program Director approves eligibility for candidacy review.

The Candidacy Review Committee evaluates the ePortfolio and recommends to the Program Director the outcome of the review. The Program Director may approve the recommendation and forwards to the Dean of the Graduate School. The Dean of the Graduate School grants candidacy.

The student is informed in writing of the results upon designation of candidacy by the Dean of Graduate School. Successful completion of the Candidacy approval is recorded on the official transcript.