Content and Format of the Exam: The comprehensive exam is a short-essay type proctored exam that covers all topics within the core courses, and research methods and statistics course. The exam once started should be completed in 90 minutes. The exam has options to choose questions from different areas. You should use any study material provided to you within individual courses to prepare for the comprehensive exam.
Set up Process: The comprehensive exam set up should be initiated by the student during the semester s/he intends to graduate. The student will need to email the program coordinator stating his/her intent to take the comprehensive exam. The program coordinator will request that the student is granted access to the "I-O Psychology Comprehensive Exam" D2L course. The exam is a proctored exam, is password protected, and closed book.
The exam is proctored by Examity, which is free of charge to APSU students. This is a live virtual proctoring service, requiring a webcam on your computer when taking the exam.
Students on the comprehensive exam milestone path must contact Dr. Sanders one semester before anticipated graduation to be approved to sign up for the comprehensive exam.