Admission to Candidacy
Candidacy approval will be granted by the School of Graduate School. Students who have completed all course requirements and passed the written and oral comprehensive examinations are admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. A student initiated application for admission to candidacy must be submitted to and approved by the graduate coordinator at least two semesters prior to the date of graduation. This application is a certification that the candidate has demonstrated the ability to do acceptable graduate work in microbiology.