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Passing the Master's Examination

Comprehensive Examination

Students participating in a Plan II program may take the comprehensive examination once they have advanced to candidacy. Students must be registered or on filing fee at the time of the examination. The results of all examinations must be signed by the graduate advisor and reported, in a timely manner, to Graduate Studies using the Master’s Exam Report Form. A student’s name will not be placed on a degree list until the completed report form is returned to Graduate Studies and all degree requirements have been met.

Required Graduate Program Exit Information Form

In addition to the Candidacy and the Master's Exam Report Form, Plan II master's students should submit the Graduate Program Exit Information Form to their Graduate Program Coordinator for signature.  Coordinators will forward this form the their program's Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies.

Filing Deadlines

Check the calendar for deadlines on when to pass the comprehensive examination for each degree list.

Candidate Degree Completion List

Transcripts & Diploma

Official transcripts with degree awarded date listed, are available from the Office of the Registrar two months after the official degree conferral date. 

Graduate diplomas are mailed by the diploma distribution dates listed below - usually four months from the official degree conferral date. Graduate students must submit the address for their diploma to be mailed by submitting the Diploma Mailing Form to the Office of the University Registrar (address listed on the form). Diplomas for graduate students will not be mailed until the Office of the University Registrar receives a diploma mailing address.  Forms must be dropped off in person or mailed as only original 'wet' student signatures are accepted.  One copy of the diploma is available at no additional cost to Graduate Students via First Class Mail within or outside the U.S.  

If mailing is previously requested, updates to the diploma mailing address may be requested using the Diploma Mailing Form and must be received by the Office of the University Registrar at least three months prior to the corresponding diploma distribution date listed below.  Additional information about diplomas including name changes, diploma holds, and replacing lost or damaged diplomas can be found on the Office of the Registrar page HERE

Graduation Term | Diploma Distribution Date

Summer | Late December

Fall Quarter | Late April

Winter Quarter | Late July

Spring Quarter | Late October