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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Mathematics

Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy

Preliminary Exams

The preliminary exams in algebra and analysis take place two times every academic year, typically during the week immediately preceding the beginning of the Fall quarter and during the first week of the Winter quarter.

All students admitted to the PhD program must pass preliminary exams in algebra and analysis by the end of the Winter quarter of their second year of study. For complete rules, syllabi, and sample exams, please see the following documents.