As you know, three ‘capstone’ options exist for completing the MA in Higher Education: the Portfolio, the Comprehensive Exams, and the Masters Thesis. Masters students must successfully complete all *required* courses before sitting for Comprehensive Exams, however, students can sit for the exams before all *elective* courses are completed.
The Orientation meeting for the Fall, 2013 Masters Comprehensive Exams option will be held on Friday, June 28th from 1pm - 2pm in Dickinson Hall, Room 408. If you’re thinking about completing the Masters Comprehensive Exams capstone option in the Fall, or if you’d like to gain insights into the process for a future exam administration, please reply to me individually <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Friday, June 7th to attend this meeting. It will address the scope, nature, and format of the ‘take-home’ Written and ‘face-to-face’ Oral Comprehensive Exams, and general expectations for student performance.
In order to take the Masters Comprehensive Exams in the Fall (dates TBA), you will need to submit both the ‘Application for Comprehensive Examination’ form and ‘’Appointment of Supervisory or Examining Committee’ form for review and approval. I have attached these forms in PDF format for your reference. The ‘Application for Comprehensive Examination’ form should be printed and completed, while the ‘Appointment of Supervisory or Examining Committee’ form contains interactive text boxes to type in information (rather than for hard copy signatures to be obtained) prior to printing and completion. In the spaces on the ‘Appointment’ form, list your academic advisor as Chair and one other committee member from the HIED faculty who has agreed to serve.
Completed forms are due by 5pm on Friday, June 28th. If you plan to attend the orientation meeting, it is most convenient for you to submit the forms at the meeting. After the meeting, information letters will be mailed in July to all students who have applied to sit for Comprehensive Exams in the Fall. If you have questions about the Comprehensive Exams process, please attend the orientation meeting. Again, reply to me individually at <email@example.com> by Friday, June 7th to confirm your attendance.