Students may not show up and take the qualifying and/or comprehensive examination without having preregistered to take one or both exams with the Graduate Advisor. Once a student has registered to take a graduate exam,
the Graduate Advisor will provide the student with the date, times, and locations of the exams.
Qualifying Examination -- In order to take the Qualifying Examination (a multiple-choice exam testing criminological theory, research methods, and statistics), students must:
have completed CRJU 504, CRJU 520, CRJU 525, and CRJU 530, all with grades of A or B;
be currently matriculated CSULB students enrolled in either 3 or more units of coursework or GS 700 for the semester in which they intend to take the exam; and
NOTE: Students taking the essay comprehensive exam are not permitted to bring note cards into the exam. Students may only bring a printed copy ofthe reading list to assist them in proper APA citation. This reading list may NOT include the addition of any student notes or comments.
Details about the Exams
Please consult the Graduate Handbook for more information about the Qualifying Examination and the Comprehensive Examination.