Qualifying Examinations

The qualifying examinations in SBS entails a two-part system. The first part will consist of completing a systematic review or meta-analysis as part of SBS 610b related to the student’s main area of interest, overseen by the student’s dissertation advisor. The second part consists of an oral exam on the content, theory, and methods outlined in the systematic review/meta analysis completed in the written part of the qualifying exam. The qualifying exam committee will consist of three faculty who will grade both the written and oral components as Pass/Fail, and cannot include the candidate’s dissertation advisor.