The candidate must:
- Have a minimum of two years of graduate study at the University of California;
- Complete the program of course work outlined for the candidate by the Department of Education.
- Final Examination
The candidate must satisfy the committee in charge of the candidacy of his or her fitness for the degree by an examination designed to test general competence and also specific competence in the field of the candidate’s thesis.
The candidate must present a thesis of such quality as to prove his or her ability to conduct an independent investigation in which the candidate makes a contribution to knowledge, or in which the candidate handles effectively knowledge already available and produces a result of importance and value.