applicant for a graduate degree must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive
examination over the subject fields of the program. The comprehensive
examination is not merely a re-examination of materials covered
in coursework, but it is a test of the graduate degree candidate's
ability to integrate materials from the graduate major and any related
or supporting fields.
have an approved program of study and candidacy form on file in
the Graduate School prior to signing up for comprehensive examinations.
If a program of study or application for candidacy has not been
filed, the advisor should be contacted.
Deadlines for the deadline date to
sign up for comprehensive examinations, as well as for the date
comprehensive examination results (both written and/or oral) are
due in the Graduate School.
To sign up for comprehensive exams, please submit this form by the deadline for the semester you wish to take your exam.
For further information, please contact
the Graduate School at 785-628-4236.