Qualifying Exam

Students must pass a demanding depth examination in one of the main research areas of the Department. Every semester, the Department offer a four-hour written depth exam in each of the research areas. Depth exams are designed to test the preparation of students intending to do Ph.D. research in a given area. These exams cover topics included in courses, as well as additional papers and publications. A student is allowed at most two chances to pass any area's depth exam.
Graduate Guidebook