Any questions related to graduate examinations in the College of Education should be directed to:
Sue Cline, Office of Student Services
N310 Lindquist Center, 319 335-5260

Sue Cline and Widad  Abdalla

Comprehensive Exams

Offered by most programs during fall and spring semesters and by some programs during summer session. Program Coordinators or advisors should be contacted regarding availability of exams during summer session.

Comprehensive Exam sessions are scheduled twice each semester over two consecutive days. Applications must be submitted by the established deadlines (see procedures and exam deadlines above).

Ph.D. Thesis Defense (final exam)

The student and their faculty committee schedule Ph.D. final examinations (thesis defense). Exam dates must be officially declared in the Office of Teacher Education and Student Services at least 2 weeks before the oral defense and by the established deadlines. Students preparing for thesis defense must have satisfied all coursework submitted on the Graduate College Plan of Study form.

Additional Graduate College Forms