Qualifying Exam Information
Under the qualifying procedures, students (1) pass two in-class qualifying exams and (2) complete an independent research project that results in a publishable manuscript. The purpose of the two exams is to determine a student's knowledge of (a) theory, (b) research methods and data analysis, and (c) empirical literature, and to assess a student's (a) innovative, critical, and analytical thinking and (b) writing skills.
It is important to stress that the comprehensive exams covers knowledge of material beyond coursework.
Theory Comprehensive Exams: