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Comprehensive examinations provide an incentive for the retention of knowledge beyond the termination of a single course, stimulate more purposeful learning and correlation of ideas, and lead students to an integrated mastery of their field through review, organization, and summary of all their knowledge in that area. Comprehensives may be oral as well as written, and may consist partially of a research paper or other project. The nature and time of administration of the comprehensive examination is determined by each of the respective schools.
In the event of failure, a partial or complete re-examination will be permitted for those students who are in all other respects eligible for graduation. Graduation may be delayed in the event of a failing grade on the comprehensive examination. Refer to each program description for additional information. Results of comprehensive examinations are submitted in writing by the School Dean or designee to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.