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:
- Academic progress
- Clinical performance
- Scholarly activity
- Demonstration of satisfactory performance for required program competencies in the first two years of the program
- Faculty evaluation
- 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.