Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam is a 2-part exam used to evaluate whether a student has the knowledge and skill to be successful as a PhD candidate.

The exam consists of both a written component (a thesis proposal) and an oral examination.

If a PhD student fails one of the components of the comprehensive exam, the student may ask for one re-examination.

Failure to pass the re-examination will result in a withdrawal from the PhD program.

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