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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Comprehensive Examinations

A student must pass one comprehensive examination before advancing to candidacy.

After completing the doctoral core coursework, the student prepares a Core Comprehensive Paper. The paper builds on the core curriculum and addresses an issue of importance to the field. The paper is usually 30-35 pages. The student defends the paper in an oral examination conducted by a committee of three faculty members, one of whom is the student's advisor. More details are available in the Doctoral Core Exam Policy.pdf icon