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PhD students sit the following examinations as part of the candidacy process: a General Comprehensive examination, a written Field of Study Examination and an oral Field of Study examination. Field of Study examinations are based on one of the approved Field Reading Lists. For further details about examination processes, please refer to Candidacy Requirements.

General Comprehensive Reading Lists:

2018 Reading List for the General Comprehensive Examination.

Field Reading Lists:

Students may change up to 20% of texts in the specific Reading List unless otherwise specified and must clearly indicate where changes have been made. The Supervisory Committee must approve all amendments, using the Approval of Field of Study Reading List, regardless of whether there have been any changes.   List must follow recommended MLA Handbook formatting.  Final Reading Lists must have representation across nations, genres, and periods.