Comprehensive Examinations are an opportunity for faculty to assess a student’s areas of expertise and knowledge claims prior to moving forward with a doctoral dissertation. Each program has a slightly different approach to the Comprehensive Exams process, but generally you will complete the pre-comps form during your pre-comps meeting. You can read more about the process here.
The Doctoral Exam Report is one form. Complete Parts I & II after your Comprehensive Exams. Complete Parts III & IV after you have defended your Dissertation. The Office of Student Affairs will keep your form on file for you.
Milestone 4: Dissertation and Committee Proposal Form
Once you have completed your Comprehensive Examinations, your Program of Studies committee generally morphs into your Doctoral Committee. At that time you need to complete the Committee Composition form. Part I is used to report committee member names and relevant faculty status. Part II is used to report approval and title of dissertation project.
The Committee Composition form should be on file with the Graduate School before, or filed concurrently with, any action reflecting their approval.