Graduate Qualifying Exam

The qualifying exam is given twice a year, during Fall and Spring quarters. The next scheduled exam is:

March 28, 2022, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

exam time is subject to change

To sign up, please email Melissa Gaines in the Math Office at

The Mathematics Department has established a Qualifying Exam Syllabus as a guide for students preparing for the exam, as well as for faculty writing the exam. Linked below are the exams given since Fall 2006.

Past Exams