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Doctoral students take two comprehensive exams covering foundations and research coursework. Exams are now solely offered as take-home, open-book exams. Direct any questions to Kristi Kanehen.

Open-book Comprehensive Exams

Take-home, open-book exams will be offered once per academic quarter on the following dates: First Monday of October; First Monday of February; First Monday of May; First Monday of July.

Examinees have 4 weeks to complete the exam and must sign up for the exam at least one week in advance of the next exam date. Examinees will obtain a copy of the exam from Kristi Kanehen, Associate Director of Graduate Programs, on the scheduled exam date.

Students who are taking the open-book research exam should have SPSS installed on their computer. A free version may be downloaded here.

Cancellations must be received in writing at least four days prior to the exam date. Email Kristi Kanehen to cancel. Students may not cancel or withdraw once the exam has been distributed. Students' Inability to submit a distributed exam will result in a non-passing grade.


Scheduled Dates for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Open-book, take-home exams

Date exam will be shared
October 3, 2022
February 6, 2023

May 1, 2023

July 3, 2023 

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