A student who wishes to become a candidate for the Master's or Specialist's Degree will file an application for Admission to Candidacy with the department. The department will then forward the application to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for final approval. The form for such application is available via the web at: To be eligible for candidacy for the degree program, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Course completion: the appropriate time to file for candidacy is after completing the first 1/3 of the program and prior to completing the last 2/3 of the program; these hours must be successfully completed through UNK. (For example, on a 36 hour program candidacy should be filed after completing 12 hours and prior to completing 24 hours.)
  2. Cumulative GPA must be at least 3.0.
  3. If conditionally admitted, this condition must be successfully completed. (Conditional admission is stated on the admission letter.)
  4. A student may be refused Admission to Candidacy if the previous college record, performance on departmental qualifying criteria, or quality of graduate work, indicates inability to satisfactorily pursue graduate study.

4 Mar 2014