Students are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination covering all coursework included in the program of study during an online meeting. Students must be within the last 6 hours or in the terminal semester of coursework to take the examination.
The student, major professor, and committee will determine when to schedule this examination. The major professor will solicit possible questions from the instructors of all courses in the student's program of study. The examination should include a minimum of one question related to each of the classes the student has taken as part of the program of study.
The major professor will preside over the examination. Questions will be asked by the major professor, members of the student's committee, and any instructors of courses covered in the exam, depending on their availability to attend. The decision to pass or fail is solely that of the graduate committee. A majority vote is sufficient for a decision.