Comprehensive Exams

For the Spring 2017 term, comprehensive examinations for master's degree students will be held Thursday, March 2, with Tuesday, February 21 being the last day to register. The exams will be held in the Walker Computer Lab located in the McCarthy Gym building beginning at 8:30 a.m., and students will have until 5:00 p.m. to complete their exams. As noted in the Graduate Catalog, students must be within six hours of graduation or in their final semester of coursework (absent DIS or internship hours) to participate in the comprehensive exams. Please note: students who fail the initial attempt CANNOT apply to retake the exam until four months from the date of the original exam (see Graduate Catalog). Also, any student on probationary status cannot take comprehensive exams until the probationary status has been lifted. Hence, some students may need an additional semester to take the comprehensive exams.

[ Application Process ]

1. Students should compete the comprehensive examination application form.

2. In addition to the application for comprehensive exams, there are two other forms that all students must submit prior to taking comprehensive exams or defending their thesis. When you are filling out the forms, know that your degree is a "master of science", your major is "Kinesiology", and your concentration is either "Sport Administration", "Sport Pedagogy", or "Exercise Physiology". Both forms can be found on the Office of the Graduate School website.

  • Committee Request form (note: all master's degree students must have three committee members).
  • Graduate Program of Study form (note: you should list all of the courses that will be needed to fulfill your degree, including those yet to be completed. Also, do not list extra courses on the form; list only the courses needed to complete your degree. Any substitutions in your program of study must be noted on a "Change to Graduate Program of Study" form and accompanied by a letter from your advisor, signed by all committee members and the departmental graduate coordinator; the letter should be addressed to the Dean of the Graduate School).

3. Submit the completed and signed forms to the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Adam Knight.