doctoral candidate

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An academic status also known as "all but dissertation," or ABD. The doctoral candidate has completed all coursework, comprehensive examinations, and oral defenses required to advance to doctoral candidacy. When a student reaches doctoral candidacy status, all that remains between that student and a Ph.D. is the additional research and subsequent writing necessary to complete the doctoral dissertation.

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