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Graduate Degree - Doctoral Examinations - Finals

Doctor of Education Degree - EdD - Finals

It is California State University policy to require a qualifying examination and an oral defense of the dissertation in Doctor of Education Degree (EdD) programs. Departmental requirements for these examinations vary. In all cases, it is the candidate's responsibility to register through the departmental coordinator of graduate studies to take all required examinations and the oral defense of the dissertation. The candidate's advisor and/or the departmental graduate coordinator will be able to supply general information concerning the nature of the examinations and recommended preparation for them.

The EdD diploma cannot be transmitted to the candidate until the major department certifies to the program evaluator at GAPE via the Verification of Culminating Experience memo that the oral defense has been completed satisfactorily. The student shall have completed all requirements for the degree within five years of achieving classified standing in the doctoral program. The appropriate campus authority may extend the time for completion of the requirements.

More details on the Doctor of Education Degree and its requirements may be found in the California Code of Regulations Title 5 %A7 40511 and 40512.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - Finals

It is California State University policy to require a doctoral qualifying examination or assessment and an oral presentation of the doctoral project in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs. Departmental requirements for these examinations vary. In all cases, it is the candidate's responsibility to register through the departmental coordinator of graduate studies to take all required examinations or undergo assessments and to give the oral presentation of the doctoral project. The candidate's advisor and/or the departmental graduate coordinator will be able to supply general information concerning the nature of the examination or assessment and the oral presentation and recommended preparation for them.

The DNP diploma cannot be transmitted to the candidate until the major department certifies to the program evaluator at GAPE via the Verification of Culminating Experience memo that the oral defense has been completed satisfactorily. The student shall have completed all requirements for the degree within five years of matriculation into the doctoral program.

More details on the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree and its requirements may be found in the California Code of Regulations Title 5 %A7 40513 and 40514.