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 2016 Qualifying Exams will be at the following times and place:

Pure Math:

  • Algebra: Monday August 22, 2016 MSB 276 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Analysis: Friday August 26, 2016 MSB 108 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Applied Math:

  • Methods of Applied Math: Monday August 22, 2016 MSB 211 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Numerical Analysis: Friday August 26, 2016 MSB 114 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Statistics: Friday August 26, 2016 MSB 156 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Students taking the Qualifying Exams in August are:

  • Jay Adams - Pure
  • Maged Alkilayh - Applied
  • Aaron Allen - Applied
  • Daisy Arokiasamy -Applied
  • Mohammed Al Mugahwi - Applied
  • Alex Bongiovanni - Pure
  • Louisa Catalano - Pure
  • David Costanzo - Pure
  • Phuong Dang - Pure
  • Nasim Eshghi - Applied
  • JiaFeng Jin - Applied
  • Tomas Merchan - Pure
  • Lee Przybylski - Pure
  • Mario Sracic - Pure
  • Oscar Zatarain-Vera - Pure