Requirements for admission to candidacy are:
Only the IBS Dean’s Council may approve changes in a student’s area of specialization, co-advisors, or Student Advisory Committee members, and such change(s) must be requested through the IBS Ph.D. Program Office. In the event the approval cannot be secured, the student may directly petition the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The Student Advisory Committee will review the student’s progress at least once each semester and forward aformal report to the IBS Ph.D. Program Office and the IBS Dean’s Council. The Student Advisory Committee will recommend to the IBS Dean’s Council whether to continue, place on probation, suspend or dismiss the student from the graduate program. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 is allowed one semester to raise the GPA to 3.0. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the program. Students who fail the qualifying examination after two attempts may apply for a terminal Master’s degree in any of the established programs at Tuskegee University. In such cases, the student will have to meet the oral examination requirements of the Graduate School.
Students must submit seven corrected copies of their dissertation signed by all members of the Student Advisory Committee and respective College Dean(s) to
the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
IBS Ph.D. students are required to be located at Tuskegee University for at least two years during the course of doctoral study.
All graduate credit submitted in fulfillment of requirements for the Ph.D. degree must have been earned within the six years immediately preceding conferral of the degree.