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Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination is one of the possibilities for meeting the exit requirement for a Master's degree in the College of Education. You will receive guidance from your program faculty about the dates and structure of the comprehensive examination. Please note that you must be Advanced to Candidacy in order to take the comprehensive exam.

Deadlines to apply:

October 1 for Spring exam

March 1 for Fall exam

March 1 for Summer exam (Early Childhood Education program only)

 

Comprehensive Examination Application

Access the Comprehensive Exam Application on Beach Board under the "College of Education - Graduate." The link to the online application may be found in "News" or "Content."

Can't find it? Email us at ced-gradstudies@csulb.edu.

Comprehensive Examination Policies

According to California Title 5 Requirements, the comprehensive examination is “an assessment of the student’s ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking, and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter. The result of the examination evidences independent thinking, appropriate organization, critical analysis, and accuracy of documentation." 

College of Education Comprehensive Examination Policy (PDF)

College of Education Graduate Programs Policy on Academic Integrity (PDF)