|After submission and approval
of the prospectus, students will schedule
a comprehensive qualifying exam. The exam will be oral and will
with a presentation of the Prospectus and, where applicable, a Progress
Report. Students will first be examined on the prospectus (and
progress report), and then on any area of study closely or broadly
related to the student's area of specialization.
The student will be graded by all
committee members, following a rubric that
looks a various aspects of the presentation and has three possible
scores for each of them: 1 (insufficient), 2 (meets expectations) and 3
(above expectations). In order to pass the exam, students will have to
score an average of 2 or higher. Students are encouraged to look at the
rubric before the presentation to be aware of
the committee's expectations.
Students who fail the exam, will
be given a second opportunity.
Comprehensive qualifying exam committee: