Graduate Catalog 2016-2017
Degree Candidacy is a status students receive after the successful completion of 12 credits at Buffalo State. By this time, all provisions that were stipulated at the time of admission must be removed, and students must be in good academic standing. (NOTE: Not all students have provisions placed on their record at the time of admission.) Students are automatically moved to Candidacy unless provisions have not been removed or there are holds on the student record.
Various departments in the Graduate School use a Degree Candidacy Application as a tool for students and advisers to map out a course of study and for advisement purposes. Students must complete the application in consultation with their adviser; it will include course planning, preparation for the capstone experience, and professional development in relation to the degree, graduate certificate, or certificate of advanced study sought.
Degree candidacy applications are available from the academic department and are listed on the Graduate School website: http://graduateschool.buffalostate.edu/candidacy-forms. Program requirements include:
Students should periodically check with advisers to review the anticipated completion dates.
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