General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees
After Qualifying Examinations
D.M., D.M.E., and Ph.D. students must complete the degree within seven years after passing the qualifying examinations. After that time, students must be reinstated to candidacy. To be reinstated to candidacy, D.M. and D.M.E. students must:
- obtain the permission of the department chairperson and the director of graduate studies
- fulfill any new departmental requirements in effect at the time of the application for reinstatement
- pass any qualifying examinations that may be required in the major and minor fields by the student’s advisory committee and the director of graduate studies.
If reinstatement is granted, it is valid for a period of three years. Revalidation of course work is not required.
Ph.D. students follow the reinstatement procedure outlined in the bulletin of the University Graduate School.