Admission to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is granted on a provisional or fully admitted basis
as determined by the doctoral faculty review group of the student's chosen discipline(s).
Upon their acceptance as provisional Ph.D. students, applicants are notified of the specific
qualifying requirements they must satisfy before they can be classified as
fully admitted Ph.D. students. Provisional admission does not guarantee advancement to full admission, and full admission
does not guarantee advancement to Ph.D. candidacy.
At the end of each academic year, the interim adviser reports the provisional
Ph.D. student's progress toward satisfying the qualifying requirements to the
dean of the School of Graduate Studies. When all qualifying requirements have
been completed, the interim adviser requests that the student's classification
be changed to fully admitted.