Good Afternoon!


In an effort to remain proactive, I’d like to ask that you please respond to this message at your earliest convenience and let me know if you are anticipating advancing to candidacy during the summer or fall 2018 semester so that I can ensure that everything is in order and your advancement packet is submitted well ahead of time. 


As a reminder, a doctoral student officially becomes a PhD candidate on successful completion of ALL degree requirements, to include all required coursework, all minor and major field examinations, and approved dissertation prospectus (in other words, everything except the dissertation). 


Students can find all relevant forms (needed for their advancement packets) that require faculty signatures for minor and major field exams, dissertation committee approval, and dissertation prospectus approval on the departmental website:


If you’re unsure as to whether you’re ready to advance or not, please don’t hesitate to set up an advising appointment with Dr. Lebovic ([log in to unmask]).


Thanks so much!





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Emily Gibson | Graduate Coordinator

History and Art History | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
4400 University Drive, MS 3G1 | Robinson Hall B, Room B354  | Fairfax, VA 22030
phone: 703.993.1248 | fax: 703.993.1251 | email: [log in to unmask]
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office hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday