Creative Writing PhD Qualifying Exam

The Ph.D. candidate must take an oral qualifying exam after completing 9 semester hours of doctoral work. The exam will be administered by a committee of at least three members, including (in most cases) all of the faculty members who have taught the student. The Qualifying Exam serves both as an evaluation of the student's work and as a formal advisement session. Passing the Qualifying Exam constitutes permission to continue in the Ph.D. program. The exam may be repeated only once.