PhD Students Pass Candidacy Exam
Recently, graduate students Kaan Kuzu, Kate Li, Valery Pavlov, and Tom Robbins of the SC&IS Department passed their candidacy examinations.
A candidacy examination is taken near the beginning of the Ph.D. program. The purpose of this exam is to test the student's ability to execute a successful research program.
After a student passes the candidacy exam, he or she has to complete a list of requirements intended to enhance his or her professional development. After the candidate completes the required course work and fulfills the requirements, a comprehensive examination is administered. The comprehensive examination includes both written and oral components.
Then, upon completion of his or her dissertation, the candidate defends the dissertation before the dissertation committee and anyone else who wishes to attend.