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Comprehensive Exam Information


The Comprehensive Exam is the exit exam for the HDL program. You must be in the last semester of the program to qualify to take the comprehensive exam.  You must also have the signed Program Planning Form in your file in order to take the comprehensive exam.


We have experienced a problem with the Comprehensive Exam application this term.  We’ve been using a GoogleDoc for this application for several semesters with no problems—until now.  We discovered the problem last Friday, and it has been corrected.  If you have applied prior to August 22, please resubmit.  There is no way for us to know who might have entered their information during the ‘problem’ time.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Garrison at kgarrison@murraystate.edu or 270.809.3779 


How to apply for the comprehensive exam

Please go to Graduate Forms and Information 

Complete the Comprehensive Examination form 

Submit the application to Graduate Admissions

Essential Elements of Information

HDL Comprehensive Exam Study Guide

HDL Comprehensive Exam Rubric

All correspondence regarding the comprehensive exam is through email including the letter of date/time/location, study guide, and rubric.  However, you will be mailed the pass/fail letter.

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