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Washington State University Graduate School

Chapter 10B: Certification of Candidacy for Doctoral Students

1. Preliminary Examination

A preliminary examination is required of each doctoral student (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) for advancement to candidacy for the doctoral degree. See Chapter 8.D for more information regarding the preliminary examination process.

2. Certification of Candidacy

Once the student has passed the preliminary examination, the Graduate School notifies the student of the official doctoral candidacy and the degree completion deadline.


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