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Section 3: Candidate in Philosophy Degree (Reg 345)

345. Requirements for the Candidate in Philosophy Degree

  1. The Candidate in Philosophy degree (C. Phil.) is an interim (non-terminal) degree. In those departments for whom the Graduate Council has approved and authorized its award, and upon a student's petition to the Graduate Division, the C. Phil. may be awarded immediately upon advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree.
  2. Eligibility for the C. Phil. degree is limited to a period of seven years following advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree; however, an application for the C. Phil. degree filed one year after advancement to candidacy, or later, must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate Division in consultation with the student's major department and doctoral committee.
  3. To ensure uniform criteria for the C. Phil. degree, the Graduate Council will periodically review departmental requirements for advancement to candidacy. (Am 7 Nov 96)