Application to take Comprehensive Exam

Qualifications to Apply

Students may take the comprehensive exam during their final semester of enrollment in academic course work, however it is recommended that they complete the research and core areas of their degree prior to sitting for the comprehensive exam*. Questions regarding readiness for the exam should be directed to your graduate program director or advisor.

*ESS-Sport Administration majors must successfully pass the comprehensive exam prior to entering the required internship.

When to Apply

ESS-Physical Education Teaching

September 30th - for those planning to take the exam in the spring semester
February 28th - for those planning to take the exam in the summer session
June 30th - for those planning to take the exam in the fall  semester

These cut-off dates are strictly followed with late applications being processed for the next exam cycle. If you have concerns about the timeliness of your application and  degree completion speak with your graduate program director or advisor.

ESS-Human Performance and ESS-Sport Administration

Applications for the comprehensive exam are welcomed at anytime but please keep in mind that comp exams are usually scheduled in the months of April-May, June-July, and November-December. The faculty need time to develop exams for each individual student based on when they took their class and the instructors who taught them.

All ESS Majors

Students are encouraged to discuss their plans for taking the comprehensive exam and intended graduation date with their program director or faculty advisor in a timely manner.

Application Link

Please click here when you are ready to apply for your comprehensive examination.