PhD Comprehensive Exams
The HALE Comprehensive Exam is made up of two parts. For detailed information the HALE Comprehensive Examination Policies and Procedures, please click here.
Part One is a written exam designed as an opportunity for students to demonstrate integration of knowledge of topics, issues, and resources in postsecondary education. This part reflects completion of the courses in the HALE PhD Core Curriculum. Students are expected to take Part One of the Comprehensive Exam within one year of completing the HALE Core Curriculum. Part One is offered twice annually, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Note: The University requires that students be enrolled at the time they are meeting any exam requirement.
Part one examples:
Part Two is successful completion of EAD 995. In order to enroll in EAD 995 students must pass the written Exam and have the approval of their advisor. The Research Practicum, required of all doctoral students in the College of Education, is the final course in the research sequence. The purposes of the Research Practicum are:
- To guide students toward preparation of a dissertation proposal and
- To enable students to engage in a research experience within a community of scholars.
Considered as part of the HALE Comprehensive Exam, EAD 995 is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to complete the HALE PhD Program.
EAD 995 Sample Syllabi