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Comprehensive Examination

Considerable autonomy is granted to the program in the design, administration, and evaluation of the comprehensive examination for a Ph.D. or Ed.D. student. However, the student must be in regular status and registered for at least one credit of 691 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination during the semester or term of the first attempt at the comprehensive examination, and the examination must be administered in time to process and submit the grade when grade reports are due in the Office of the Registrar. If the student passes the comprehensive examination, a grade of pass (P) is submitted for the 691 credit(s). If the student fails the comprehensive examination, then the program follows the procedure described in Failure of the Comprehensive Examination.