Comprehensive Field Examination Forms
The Comprehensive Field Examinations (or Comps) allow you to integrate information you have learned throughout your time in the LLC Program into two substantive papers that extend your scope of inquiry in ways that directly connect to your envisioned dissertation project.
Further information and forms can be found here.
Doctoral students will obtain candidacy upon completion the Comprehensive Field Examination. At this stage, students must start selecting their dissertation committee and work on their dissertation proposal defense. The following chart displays information about the forms, location and due dates during the post-candidacy stage.
|Title of Form||Form Location||Signers||Due Date|
|Proposed Dissertation Defense Committee Form||Click Here||Candidate, LLC Director||BEFORE proposal defense|
|Proposal Defense Form||Click Here||Chair(s)||Day of proposal defense|
|Application for Admission to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy||Graduate School||Chair(s), GPD||AFTER proposal defense|
|Nomination of Members for the Final Doctoral Dissertation Examination Committee||Graduate School||Candidate, Chair(s), GPD||6 months prior to defense|
|Application for Diploma||Graduate School||Chair(s)||Enrollment Day 10 of graduating semester|
|Certification of Readiness to Defend the Doctoral Dissertation||Graduate School||Chair(s), Readers, GPD||2 weeks prior to defense|
|Announcement of PhD Dissertation Defense||Graduate School||None||2 weeks prior to defense|
|Approval Sheet||Click Here||Chair(s)||3 weeks prior to commencement|