Comprehensive Exams

If you entered the doctoral program in fall 2017 or earlier, you are required to complete comprehensive exams in two of three core areas: Crime and Crime Policy; Justice and Law; and Justice Organizations, Administration and Leadership.  If you are a full-time student, you should aim to complete both exams by the end of your third year in the program. 

The Comprehensive Exam Policy (below) provides important information about exam format, requirements, recommended timelines, and preparation strategies.  Detailed information on each exam area and copies of previous exams are also available via the links below.