1. Have passed a foreign language proficiency test; e.g. English, TOEFL score of at least 550 PBT / 213 CBT / 79 IBT or IELTS score of 6.5
  2. Have passed the qualifying examination
  3. Have passed the research proposal defense and dissertation defense
  4. Have a research paper based on dissertation published or have obtained an acceptance of publication by a peer reviewed journal or conference proceeding
  5. Have obtained library and financial clearance from the University
  6. Have demonstrated good behavior and discipline