Promote learning in young children

Requirements for current students

The following information applies to you if you are currently enrolled in this degree program. Current students should check this website for updates regularly — at least once a semester.

Program of study

Once you are enrolled, complete your Program of Study (M-1) form. Complete and submit this form before the end of your second semester in the program.

Comprehensive exams

You will take your comprehensive exams, or comps, either the semester you plan to graduate or the prior semester. Contact your adviser to sign up for comps.

If you are not otherwise enrolled in classes in the semester in which you intend to take comps, you can enroll in MISC 8999 Graduate Examination.

Comps are scheduled each semester:

  • Fall, second Saturday in October
  • Spring, second Saturday in March
  • Summer, second Saturday in June

On the day of the exam, you will receive five essay questions by email at 9 a.m. (Central Standard Time or Central Daylight Savings time, whichever is currently in effect). You must return your answers to four of those five questions by 1 p.m.

Comps are not open book. You may not use course materials, notes or any other resources to answer the questions.

If you do not pass comps, you will have one chance to remediate. If remediation fails, you will need to take comps again the following semester.

You may use this study guide to prepare for comps.


Submit an application for graduation to Graduate Studies very early in the semester in which you hope to graduate.

Learn more about graduation requirements, checklists, timelines and deadlines.

For information about academic issues or course content, please contact

This program is administered by the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum.