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Graduate Advising

The Comprehensive Examination

Most master's degree programs in the college require the satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination.

Students must contact their advisor to apply to take the comprehensive examination. Departments typically accept applications no latter than the fourth week of the semester in which the student plans to complete the degree.

Any student who fails the comprehensive examination may, upon recommendation of the student's advisor, take a second examination. If the student fails the second examination, he or she will be dropped from the program.

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