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PhD General Examination


PhD General Examination
IMPORTANT: The General Examination can be scheduled only if: (a) the student has completed 60 credits (some of these credits may be taken the same quarter of the exam); (b) all required program examinations that do not need Graduate School approval have been completed and; (c) all members of the supervisory committee agree that the student's background of study and preparation is sufficient and have approved the student to schedule a General Examination. At least four members of a supervisory committee (including the Chair, Graduate School Representative, and one additional Graduate Faculty member) must be present at the examination. Also, students may not take the General Examination and Final Examination in the same quarter.

Resources
Graduate School regulations on conduct of General Examinations

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHEDULING YOUR GENERAL EXAM
The General Examination can be scheduled only after the student has met all program requirements except writing the dissertation. Click here for students admitted to the PhD Program before 2012 or click here for students admitted to the PhD Program after 2012 to ensure you have fulfilled the requirements.

(Updated September 2013)