Graduate Qualifying Exams | Kent State University

Past Qualifying Exams

Pure Math

The 2 exams to be taken are Algebra and Analysis.

Passing Scores are...

  • To pass at Master's level you need: 100 (50+ in each field),

An examination committee will review scores above 80 to determine if they should pass.

  • To pass at Doctoral level you need: 140 (60+ in each field),

An examination committee will review scores above 120 to determine if they should pass.

Applied Math

Choose 2 exams from Numerical Analysis, Probability, Statistics, and Methods of Applied Mathematics.

Passing Scores are...

  • To pass at Master's level you need: 100 (50+ in each field)

An examination committee will review scores above 80 to determine if they should pass.

  • To pass at Doctoral level you need: 140 (60+ in each field),

An examination committee will review scores above 120 to determine if they should pass.

Application for Qualifiers

  • Applications must be turned in at least 2 weeks prior to the exam. Registration for exams is closed after this 2 weeks.
  • Students already registered to take Qualifying Exams must notify the department up to 2 weeks prior if they cannot take the exam. Notifications within 2 weeks will count as one try. 
  • A student is only permitted two (2) attempts to pass the Qualifying Examination, per area. Questions regarding attempts should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator.
  • Applications are available below, in addition to the office mail room. Applications can be filled out and returned to the Graduate Secretary in MSB 233D or mailed to the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Qualifier Application Form

The Fall 2017 Qualifying Exams will be at the following times and place:

Pure Math:

  • Algebra: Monday August 21, 2017 MSB 211 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Analysis: Friday August 25, 2017 MSB 211 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Taking the Pure Math Qualifiers:

Shuruq Alghamdi

Louisa Catalano

Logan Keefe

Devin Grady

Trista Mullin

Mike Roysdon

Martin Woyczynski

Oscar Zatarain-Vera

Applied Math:

  • Probability: Monday August 21, 2017 MSB 276 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • Numerical Analysis: Friday August 25, 2017 MSB 276 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Taking the Applied Math Qualifiers:

Maged Alkilayh

Eman Alruwaili

Fei Chen

Mirjeta Pasha