SSW doctoral student

Clinical Qualifying Examination

At the end of the first year field internship, fellows take the Clinical Qualifying Examination, which has both written and oral components. In the written exam, the fellow is asked to analyze a published piece of work and discuss selected theoretical and practice issues within it. In the oral exam, fellows prepare a clinical case and present it orally to a faculty committee at the School.

Comprehensive Examination

During the second field internship, fellows take a comprehensive examination that integrates learning from over the two-year period of study. For the comprehensive examination, a proposal is developed by the fellow in an area of his or her own interest. The examination takes the form of a comprehensive paper designed to move the fellow toward the preparation of a dissertation proposal.