Completing the Program

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General university requirements for admission to candidacy for the MA degree include the satisfactory completion of the English Writing Competency Requirements are outlined in detail in the  Academic Regulations section of the San José State University catalog. After the completion of 18 units in the graduate program and the completion of a project or thesis proposal the students’ work will be evaluated by the department’s graduate committee. If the performance of the student is satisfactory and the student is considered to be a potentially competent and mature practitioner, he or she will be advanced to candidacy. Students who fail to meet the expected standards will be terminated from the program.