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Field & Comp Information

Expectations and rules for Comprehensive Exams vary by field. Please refer to the graduate program rules (and especially Appendix 1) for complete details.

Sample Comp Exams

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  • American Politics
  • Comparative Politics
  • Theory:
    • Contemporary Social and Political Theory
    • History of Political Thought
  • International Relations 
  • Public Policy
  • Law, Politics & Society
  • Intradisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Studies