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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. When they take the exam, students must be registered or on filing fee. The results of all examinations must be reported to Graduate Studies using the Master’s Exam Report Form in a timely manner. The graduate advisor’s signature on this form signifies that the student has completed all program requirements for the degree. 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.

Filing Deadlines

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

Candidate Degree Completion List


You must complete a form to request your transcript or diploma. Official transcripts normally are available two months after the official degree conferral date, diplomas normally are available four months after this date.  See below for distribution dates.

Graduation Term | Diploma Distribution Date

Summer | Late December

Fall Quarter | Late April

Winter Quarter | Late July

Spring Quarter | Late October