Graduation Information

Master's Comprehensive Examination

A comprehensive examination needs to be taken during your last semester of coursework and all degree seeking students are required to complete the comprehensive examination (except students getting specialist degree). The comps will be emailed each semester on the dates below. The student will need to email ( before the given dates and let them know you are ready to take the exam. The comps consists of four essay questions. The comps will be emailed on that Friday and returned the following Friday. The comps are graded as a pass/fail. If we receive a comprehensive examination that does "not pass", you will be asked to rewrite it until it is satisfactory. 

For School Principalship: students need to receive a passing score on the Praxis II (5412).

  • Fall: Mid October
  • Spring: Mid March
  • Summer: Early June

Please email or call 308.865.8512 to sign-up for comps.

Specialist Exit Interview or Oral Comprehensive

An exit interview will need to be scheduled during your last semester of coursework. This is required for all students seeking a School Superintendent - Education Specialist Degree. The department will schedule one or two days for all the exit interviews to take place. The interviews will take place in Kearney if possible. If it is not possible, a Zoom interview will be set up. Also, students will be asked to complete a practice Praxis II School Superintendent test as a part of the comprehensive examination requirement.

  • Fall: Beginning of November (scheduled individually)
  • Spring: Beginning of April (scheduled individually)
  • Summer: Middle of June (scheduled individually)

Request your Praxis scores be sent to UNK, recipient code 6467.

Please email or call 308.865.8512 to sign-up for comps