• If a student fails to pass the research proposal, the supervisory committee files a report on the failure to the NHS Graduate Chair, NHS Graduate Coordinator and the Office of Graduate Studies. The report must indicate what the student must do before taking another examination. Another examination may not be held during the same term. Only two attempts are permitted unless additional attempts are approved by the NHS Graduate Committee.
  • Upon successful competition of mid-program comprehensive exam (research proposal defense), turn in the Application for Admission to Candidacy form into the NHS Graduate Coordinator for routing to Graduate Studies.

Doctoral students who have achieved candidacy status must be continually enrolled every fall and spring semester until they graduate. Failure to maintain enrollment will result in the termination from the Nutrition and Health Sciences graduate program.