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Cutting Short a Ph.D. Program

Some fields allow a Special Committee to nominate a doctoral candidate for a non-thesis M.A. or M.S. upon completion of the admission to candidacy exam (A exam). Such a nomination requires the student to have earned at least four registration units. Performance on the exam should be at least at the level of a passed master’s exam. Your GFA will know if your field offers this option.