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  1. often abbreviated as "comps," is a specific type of examination that must be completed by graduate students in some disciplines and courses of study

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  2. In some US graduate programs, particularly in the natural sciences, the majority of students do not have master's degrees when they begin graduate work, and the successful students will earn doctorates without getting master's degrees on the way

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  3. At some institutions it is known as a preliminary examination and abbreviated as "prelims", or a major field examination

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  4. The form and general requirements for the comprehensive exam varies according to the faculty or department, degree sought, university, and country, but typically tests knowledge of the student's subject area and two or more related areas, and may be

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  5. Typically, comprehensive exams consist of three written exams and an oral examination

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