Qualifying exams are designed to discover weakness in the background of new Ph.D. students and should be taken at the beginning of the program.
You must choose three of the following six exams:
The exams cover junior-level material as well as fundamental topics usually included in senior electives (not to exceed 20 percent of the exam).
Outlines of the exam topics and sample exams are available using the links above. Additional information may be obtained from the members of the examining committee.
Students who do not obtain satisfactory results will be required to do one of the following:
The decision on which course of action to require from the student will rest with the Examining Committee.