UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Students are required to complete either a thesis or one of two comprehensive examination plans:
is intended to provide the opportunity for independent scholarly research and should be the length and quality of a publishable journal article.
Comprehensive Examination Plan A
applied planning research project
, is recommended for students who are more interested in the practical application of what they have learned in their coursework than in scholarly research.
Comprehensive Examination Plan B
is a two week examination, which typically takes the form of a simulated client-oriented project under tight time constraints. Requires permission of the Department Chair.