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Admisson to Candidacy 

Before the end of their third year, students are expected to finish the process of applying for admission to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree. This formal step requires completion of the requirements for qualifying examinations and core courses, as well as a satisfactory oral presentation to a committee of faculty members. The presentation will describe both the general area of the student’s proposed thesis research and the specific problem or problems to be addressed. A written summary of the presentation, typically 3–10 pages, must be given to the committee members at least one week before the presentation.

The student and his or her adviser will arrange the formation of this committee, which will have three members, including the
adviser. Candidacy forms must be filled out before the oral examination. After the exam please provide the Math Office with a copy of the form before taking the completed form to the Graduate Office.

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