After admission as a degree-seeking student, a graduate student also must apply for candidacy. Application forms are available in the CBPA Advising Office. To qualify for candidacy, a student must:
- satisfy any conditions of admission;
- maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all course work completed at Governors State University as a graduate student with no more than two grades of "C" in all required course work;
- complete all foundation courses and prerequisite competencies with a grade of "B" or higher in each course; and
- apply for candidacy after earning a minimum of nine and a maximum of 12 graduate credit-hours (beyond foundation coursework). Students who complete more than 15 hours of degree requirements before attaining candidacy status may still be required to complete up to 18 additional hours, approved by the Dean, as a candidate before being approved for graduation by the college.
Download Candidacy Application.