The Ph.D. qualifying examination in Mathematics is a written examination in two parts. Part 1 covers roughly the material presented in the following core courses: Math 511, Real Analysis; Math 512, Real Analysis. Part 2 covers roughly the material in Math 611, Complex Analysis; and Math 543, Abstract Linear Algebra. The qualifying exam is given twice each year, during the week before classes begin fall term and during the first week of spring term. The two parts of the exam are usually given one or two days apart. A student may take each part of the PhD qualifying examination a maximum of three times. To advance, a student must pass both parts, but they do not need not be passed at the same time.

Questions about the qualifying exam can be directed to the Chair of the Qualifying Examination Committee, David Finch.

Qualifying Exam Syllabus

To register for the Ph.D. Qualifying examinations please email Stephanie Wise at Stephanie.Wise@oregonstate.edu.
Part I (real analysis)
Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: KEC 1007
 
Part II (complex and linear algebra)
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: KEC 1007

Past Exams

Fall 2016 Real Analysis  Fall 2016 Complex and Linear Algebra
Spring 2016 Real Analysis  Spring 2016 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2015 Real Analysis  Fall 2015 Complex and Linear Algebra
Spring 2015 Real Analysis  Spring 2015 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2014 Real Analysis  Fall 2014 Complex and Linear Algebra
2013 Real Analysis
  2013 Complex and Linear Algebra
2012 Real Analysis  2012 Complex and Linear Algebra
2011 Real Analysis  2011 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2010 Real Analysis  Fall 2010 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2009 Real Analysis  Fall 2009 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2008 Real Analysis  Fall 2008 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2007  Spring 2007 
Fall 2006  Fall 2005  Fall 2004  Fall 2003  Fall 2002  Fall 2001  Fall 2000  Fall 1999  Fall 1998