After admission as a degree-seeking student, a student must also apply for candidacy. Application forms are available in the Academic Advising Office. To qualify for candidacy, a student must:
- satisfy any conditions of admission;
- maintain an overall G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all course work completed at Governors State University as a graduate student;
- complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher in each course;
- apply for candidacy after earning a minimum of 9 and a maximum of 12 graduate credit-hours (beyond prerequisite 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.