Comprehensive Final Examinations
A comprehensive final examination or its equivalent is required of all candidates for a graduate degree. The following regulations govern the administration of the comprehensive examinations:
- Each student is required to take an examination. Whether it is oral, written, or in some other format is determined by the student's major department.
- The examinations are administered by the advisory committee and such other members of the graduate faculty as may be appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
- The timing and content of the examination is determined by the student's advisory committee and their department. The examination is comprised mainly of work covered by the program of study, including transferred and/or extension work and research projects. A department may limit the number of times a student may take comprehensives and/or require proof of additional study between administrations of the exam. Students should consult with their departments concerning their policies in this area.