Qualifying Exam Requirements

I. Applied Mathematics

  • Three total qualifying exams:
    1. Math Department written Qual (student’s choice, see below)
    2. Application area Qual (written exam in outside department if offered, or qualifying coursework [2 courses/6 credits] when oral/written qual is not offered)
      • For qualifying coursework, an overall GPA of at least 3.5 required
    3. A third Qual
      • Additional math written Qual, OR
      • Additional application area Qual, OR
      • Coursework sequence from the list at Applied Mathematics Qualifying Exam Requirements
        • For Mathematics coursework sequence, at least B or 3.0 grade in each class and an overall GPA of 3.5

II. Applied Statistics

  • Three total qualifying exams:
    1. Mathematical Statistics (Math Department written qual)
    2. Applied Statistics (Math Department written qual)
    3. Multivariate Analysis and Statistical Computing course sequence (overall GPA of at least 3.5)
      • Multivariate Analysis: One of STAT750, EDMS771, BMGT837, or BIOM621
      • Statistical Computing:
        • STAT705, or
        • AMSC 660 plus one Applied Statistical Computing course in an outside department

III. Scientific Computing

  • No qualifying exam requirements besides coursework

IV. Math Department’s Written Qualifying Exams:

  • Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Applied Statistics
  • Probability
  • Algebra