The Comprehensive Examination is a take-home essay exam devised to help you synthesize your learning into a powerful personal and professional statement. The exam is given once during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, and you have two weeks to complete it after it is mailed to you. You take this exam near the end of your studies, typically the quarter before the last quarter in which you are enrolled in the program. Practicum experience gained by that time can help you in the exam because one of the questions requires the description of a case study.
To register for the Comprehensive exam, an email will be sent to you during the first two weeks of every Fall, Winter or Spring quarter with sign-up instructions. You will have until the end of week 3 to sign up for the Comprehensive exam. The actual exam will be emailed to you a week after sign-ups close. You will be given two weeks to complete the exam. Below is a sample Comprehensive exam to help you prepare. Please note this is a SAMPLE of the exam questions. The actual exam questions may differ and are subject to change at any time without notification.