Read more about Doctoral Candidacy in the Student Catalog.
After You Graduate Upon conferral of your degree, however, you should begin using that new credential on your academic and/or professional correspondence, directly after your name.
The doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis must be submitted as a single electronic Portable Document Format (PDF) file.
If the original doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis is a Microsoft Word or RTF file, you will be able to convert the doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis to a PDF at the UCI Dissertation Submission Site.
The final signed copy of the signature page and one additional copy of the thesis title page must both be submitted to the Student Services Center, located on the 2nd floor of Tresidder Union, between Monday and Friday.
Text for the Signature Page Put Student Name Here Approved for the department: _____________________________ (Jane Stanford) Adviser Approved for the Stanford University Committee on Graduate Studies.Definition of Doctoral Candidacy The status of “doctoral candidate” is defined as an advanced graduate student who has demonstrated mastery of the knowledge of an academic domain or discipline and a readiness to embark on the capstone project.A Walden University student is considered a doctoral candidate when the following expectations, as prescribed in the Program of Study, have been completed.For e-mail originating from your Walden account, you should include a designation of your status in the academic program in the signature block on the second line (e.g., doctoral student or doctoral candidate).You should not include any references to other positions you hold outside of the university. Cumberbatch, MSW Student, Ph D in Social Work Walden University When you qualify, you should refer to yourself as a "doctoral candidate" in correspondence, instead of being ABD.All amended forms of the doctoral degree credential, indicating partial attainment, should be avoided in your signature, as well.The intention to complete and progress toward a degree are different than actually completing one.Text for the Signature Page Put Student Name Here I certify that I have read this dissertation and that, in my opinion, it is fully adequate in scope and quality as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy._____________________________ (Harry Smith) Principal Adviser I certify that I have read this dissertation and that, in my opinion, it is fully adequate in scope and quality as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.Also, in most situations, you need only list your highest credential, based on an assumption that you also have the degrees leading up to it.You do not need to spell it out, nor do you need to include your academic specialization.