The comprehensive examination will assess a student’s mastery of the key learnings from their doctoral curriculum. Upon satisfactory completion of the examination, a student will move to the dissertation phase where they will learn the requirements for completion of the dissertation phase of the program. The written comprehensive exam will assess the student’s learning regarding the various course outcomes from the student’s research, core, and strategic focus curriculum. Upon completion of the comprehensive exam, the student will attend the dissertation colloquial where they will meet with doctoral faculty, staff, and fellow students in learning how to prepare and complete a successful dissertation. Prerequisites: Completion of all research, core, and strategic focus courses or permission from the Program Director. Credit, 3 hours.