The Ph.D. qualifying examination in Mathematics is a written examination in two parts. Part 1 covers roughly the material presented in the core course Mth 511, Real Analysis, while Part 2 covers roughly the material in Mth 543, Abstract Linear Algebra. The qualifying exam is given twice each year, around the beginning of Fall term and Spring terms. The two parts of the exam are usually given one or more days apart. A student may take each part of the PhD qualifying examination a maximum of three times, with additional one free attempt before a student's first term in the program. To advance, a student must pass both parts, but they do not need to be passed at the same time. A student must have passed both exams by the end of the spring term of student’s second year of study.

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

Syllabus of Qualifying Exams starting Fall 2018

Memo concerning the change in Qualifying Exams May 2018 includes the explanation of rules for students who entered the graduate program prior to Fall 2018. Students in this group who need further information on the rules about Qualifying Exam should contact Chair of Graduate Committee, Malgo Peszynska.

To register for the Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations please email Joy King at Joy.King@oregonstate.edu by the deadline Tuesday, September 18th.
Part I (Real Analysis)
Date: Friday, September 21, 2018
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: OWEN Room 101
 
Part II ( Linear Algebra)
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 2:00-5:00pm
Location: COVL Room 221

 

Past Exams

Qualifying Exam Syllabus 2000-Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Real Analysis  Spring 2018 Complex and Linear Algebra
Fall 2017 Real Analysis  Fall 2017 Complex and Linear Algebra
Spring 2017 Real Analysis  Spring 2017 Complex and Linear Algebra
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