Graduate Student Handbook

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Exam Requirement for Successful Completion of the Degree


  • Graduate Admissions Coordinator - Patty Swanson:,  102b HARH, EC 0921   Phone: 402-472-5355
  • Sales and Event Manager - Jacki Loomis:,  121a HARH, EC 0961   Phone: 402-472-7550


SNR requires a comprehensive examination is required of all students and covers the student's approved program of study. It generally will be administered within 10 months of graduation and typically in the semester prior to the one in which the student plans to graduate. The exam will consist of written and oral examinations administered by the adviser, as directed by the student's committee.

It is the student's responsibility to work with their adviser and MS/MA/PhD specialist in Graduate Studies to obtain specific details. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for further details.

Preparing for the Exam

  • Contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator to make sure all necessary paperwork in on file. Final Oral Examination and Thesis Defense Forms may be found on
  • Contact the Sales and Events Manager to reserve a room.