Mississippi Valley State University

July 25, 2016

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Spring 2015-Comprehensive Examination Review Sessions and Comprehensive Examination Schedule

February 19, 2015
A written comprehensive examination will be administered to all candidates for the Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at or near the completion of their required course of study.   The examination is designed to test the students knowledge of the Criminal Justice system, Criminology, and Research Methods.  Student must pass the comprehensive examination before they can graduate.  Students are allowed three attempts at the comprehensive examination.  Students who cannot pass all areas of the comprehensive examination after three (3) trials, will be automatically withdrawn from the program.  Comprehensive examination candidates are advised to take and pass Criminal Justice Overview, Criminology, and Research Methods before signing up for the comprehensive examination.  Failing two or more areas of the Comprehensive Examination will require the students to retake the failed areas.