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Department of Educational Administration

Ph.D. in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education

Doctoral Comprehensive Exam Sample Essays

Part One of the HALE Doctoral Comprehensive Exam is a written exam designed as an opportunity for students to demonstrate the integration of knowledge of topics, issues, and resources in postsecondary education reflecting successful completion of the HALE Core Curriculum.  For more information on the HALE Comprehensive Exam, please visit the HALE Program Handbook, under the Program Requirements and Policies section. 

Two essay samples of Part One follow:  


Part One examples: