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Qualifying Examination, Qualifying Committee, and Advancement to Candidacy.
Upon the student's satisfactory completion of all preliminary requirements set by the department or graduate group of his/her major field of study and by the Graduate Council, including the maintenance of an average of at least three grade points per unit in all upper division and graduate courses related to his doctoral program and elected during his/her residence as a graduate student, the department or graduate group shall nominate a qualifying committee to the Graduate Council for appointment. This committee consists of not fewer than five members, at least one of whom shall be from a department or graduate group other than that of the student's major. The anticipated principal director of the student's research shall normally be a member of the committee.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENT STUDY (Name) has completed studies in the field(s) of _______________________________on the Riverside campus of the University, covering a period of _________months between the date of ________________________________and_________________________ ____________________________ Dated ______________________________ Chair ______________________________ Dean _______________________________ Chancellor
Before he/she is admitted to candidacy, the student must pass a series of qualifying examinations, both written and oral. The written examination may be administered by the department or graduate group but the oral examination must be conducted and reported to the Dean of the Graduate Division by the student's qualifying committee. The qualifying oral is not open to the general public but members of the Academic Senate may attend.
Upon successful completion of the qualifying examinations, the candidate shall file an application for advancement to candidacy with the Graduate Division. The candidate is advanced to candidacy by the Graduate Council after certification by the Dean of the Graduate Division that the formal requirements have been met.