Degree Requirements: Paper

Before passing the QE, students will be required to submit a paper – preferably an empirical paper to be submitted for publication as part of their ongoing research activities, to be read by members of their QE committee. A completed manuscript should be turned in to the QE committee no later than 1 week before the written exam. However, students will be strongly encouraged to complete this first manuscript by the end of Year 2. If the committee deems the manuscript to be publication-quality, it will serve as a replacement for one of the three topics (i.e., questions) on the written QE exam.


Clinical Science and Social-Personality students should refer to their area-specific documentation regarding written requirements and the QE.