A student becomes a candidate for the master’s degree in education if the cumulative quality point average for graduate work and the reference appraisals are judged to be acceptable. The most important consideration in the admission of a student to candidacy is the graduate work to date. Evidence of being able to meet all the graduation requirements must be given. Applicants who are deemed unqualified at this point will be advised to discontinue their program.

Students should apply for admission to candidacy after the completion of approximately 18 semester hours of graduate work, including at least two courses in the area of concentration. Application is made by filing the official candidacy form with the Director of graduate education or the administrative assistant. The applicant should meet with the advisor to be sure that all the required credentials are in order.