Few words strike fear and panic into graduate students as readily as the words “area comps”. Comprehensive examinations are a challenge, they test intellectual capacity, nerve, endurance, and fortitude. Comprehensive examinations are a time-honored tradition for testing a graduate student’s mastery of disciplinary knowledge.You should view your comprehensive examination as a challenge worthy of your hard work. As you prepare, you will not only become aware of how much you have learned, but you will also reach a better understanding of all that you have learned. Education and what may seem to be difficult experiences change people. Changes allow for personal growth and broadened horizons. Comps should be an important and welcomed part of that growth!
Students should consult with department chairs or academic deans for specific departmental and college requirements and number of examinations offered per year.
A. Master Level
C. Specialist in Education
Master’s level GACE: Please register for GNST 555
Specialist level GACE: Please register for GNST 666
Doctoral level GACE: Please register for GNST 888