Core Qualifying Exams
The core qualifying exams consist of two written exams, one in algebra and one in combined real analysis and complex analysis. These are two- to three-hour exams covering the core material in each subject. The exams are administered twice a year, in September and May. Exams may be taken one at a time. Entering students are invited to attempt the September exams in their first year. Both exams must be passed by September of the second year.
- Algebra Qualifying Exam Syllabus
- Analysis Qualifying Exam Syllabus
- Old Algebra Exams (combined PDF file)
- Old Analysis Exams (combined PDF file)
Fall 2022 Exams
Analysis: Tuesday, August 30, 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm.
Algebra: Thursday, September 1, 12:00 noon.- 3:00 pm.
Spring 2021 Exams
Analysis: Tuesday, May 10, 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm.
Algebra: Thursday, May 12, 12:00 noon.- 3:00 pm.
Major Oral Exam
In addition to the core qualifying exams, there is an oral major exam in the intended area of research. Examining committees consist of two faculty members (including the intended adviser). The intended adviser will determine in advance the exam material and the second committee member. Students have two attempts to pass this exam. The major exam must be passed by April 8 of the third year.