UW Graduate School

Memo 26: The Candidate’s Certificate

The Candidate’s certificate gives formal recognition of the successful completion of a very significant step toward the doctoral degrees awarded through the Graduate School: Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Musical Arts.

Students who have passed the Graduate School General Examination and who have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation and the Final Examination are awarded the appropriate Candidate’s certificate: Candidate in Philosophy (Ph.C.), Candidate in Education (Ed.C.), and Candidate in Musical Arts (C.M.A.).

For further information, see The Graduate School: Graduate Study and Research section of the General Catalog entitled “Admission to Candidacy for Doctoral Degree.”

Revised: August, 1990