Appendix VII

Candidate in Philosophy Degree

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Criteria for graduate council authorization for departments to offer the candidate in philosophy degree

The Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate, on recommendation of the Graduate Council and the Committee on Educational Policy and Program Reviews, adopted the following criteria to guide the Council's action on requests from individual departments to award the Candidate in Philosophy degree on the UCLA campus

a.The Candidate in Philosophy degree is to be awarded only by departments previously authorized to award the Ph.D.
b.The Candidate in Philosophy will be specifically designated as not a terminal degree.
c.The Graduate Council will review departmental requirements for advancement to candidacy to ensure uniform criteria for the awarding of the degree of Candidate in Philosophy.


Each department or comparable administrative unit wishing its students to be eligible for this degree shall submit a formal proposal for Council review and approval.