If the writing standard of a graduate student is questioned, referral may be made to the Writing Center which is directed by the Division of Languages and Litera- ture. Successful performance on a writing proficiency examination may be required for continuation in the degree program.
A final oral and/or written comprehensive examination in the candidate’s major field,or the equivalent thereof,is required of all candidates and must be completed at least two weeks before the graduation date. A committee to administer the comprehensive examination is appointed by the college or school dean upon the recommendation of the department chair. The examination covers all major field courses including transfer and off-campus work. To take the major field compre- hensive the candidate must be enrolled in, or have completed, the final course- work and have a 3.0 average in the major field.
Doctoral degree candidates will follow guidelines in a separate publication for qualifying and comprehensive examinations.
APPLICATION FOR THE DEGREE
Application for a degree must be filed in the college or school dean’s office dur- ing the registration period of the semester in which degree requirements expect to be completed.
In order for a graduate degree to be conferred, the candidate must attend gradua- tion unless prohibited by mitigating circumstances.