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Master's Comprehensive Examinations

 

NOTE: For students starting in Fall 2012 and for those continuing students who opted in to the new curriculum, the comprehensive examination requirement has been eliminated. Only those students remaining with the previous requirements (including students in the EPGA and NRSD programs) will be required to complete a comprehensive examination.

Each program in SIS administers its comprehensive examinations in different ways. In programs where there are set comprehensive examination guidelines, you'll find them attached below. We have also included some resources offered by the university regarding preparation for comprehensive examinations

Comprehensive Examination Formats and Guidelines

  • CRS: Oral Exam (and evaluation form)
  • DM: Themes and methods sections and oral presentation of practicum report
  • EPGA: Within SRP-identification of IPCR themes (see pg. 5 of guidelines)  
  • GEP: Written Exam, offered in Spring semester  
  • IC: Oral Exam
  • ID: Themes and methods sections and oral presentation of SRP (see pg. 4 of guidelines)  
  • IER: Capstone paper
  • IP: Oral Exam 
  • IPCR: Within SRP-identification of IPCR themes (see pg. 5 of guidelines)  
  • MIS: Completion of SIS-686 Proseminar I and SIS-687 Proseminar II with a B or better
  • NRSD: Written Exam, offered in Spring semester  
  • USFP: Capstone paper

Comprehensive Examination Resources

 

Last Updated 22 June 2012