At the conclusion of the second year of study, advancement to doctoral candidacy will be determined by the faculty upon review of the student's progress in the following areas:

  1. Academic progress
  2. Clinical performance
  3. Scholarly activity
  4. Professionalism
  5. Demonstration of satisfactory performance for required program competencies in the first two years of the program
  6. Faculty evaluation
  7. Qualifying Examination

Successful completion of the Qualifying Examination and satisfactory progress in areas one through six listed above signals the official acceptance of the matriculated student as a doctoral candidate.

Unsatisfactory progress in any of the above areas will lead to review by the Student Academic Review Committee and may result in dismissal from the program.