Exams, candidacy, and dissertation resources
Find examination intent to complete or take forms, examination policies, candidacy admission information, and dissertation guidelines.
Intent to Take Discipline Specific Knowledge (DSK) Examinations/Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations
Fill out and turn in the Intent to Take Discipline Specific Knowledge (DSK) Examination/Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations Form at least three weeks before your scheduled examination.
Intent to Complete Preliminary/Comprehensive Examinations Form
Fill out and turn in the Intent to Complete Preliminary/Comprehensive Examination Form at least three weeks before your scheduled examination.
Doctoral Preliminary Examination Policies and Procedures
Read the EPS Doctoral Preliminary Examination Policies and Procedures to find more information on the Doctoral Preliminary Examination.
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Policies and Procedures
Read the EPS Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Policies and Procedures to find more information on the Doctoral Comprehensive Examination.
Admission to Doctoral Candidacy
"Admission to Doctoral Candidacy" indicates that you have
completed all major requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with the
exception of the final dissertation writing, oral defense, and internship.
The Application for Doctoral Candidacy is available on the Graduate College website. It is to be completed and returned
to the Educational Psychology Department Office.
After being signed by the Student, Adviser, and the EPS Department
Chair, it is forwarded to the Graduate College. Requirements for Admission
to Doctoral Candidacy are:
grade point average of 3.0 in all doctoral coursework
program of studies
completion of the comprehensive examination
prospectus (first 3 chapters of the dissertation signed/approved by all committee
These items are forwarded to the Graduate College; you will
be notified of your status of admission to candidacy by the Graduate Dean.
If doctoral candidacy is not accepted, your matriculation
will be terminated.
Read the EPS Dissertation Guidelines to find out more information on the dissertation procedures approved by the Educational Psychology Department February 2013.