- The student must have finished all course requirements.
- The student must also enroll in a seminar each Fall and Spring semester, and after the first year, at least one of these should be a specialized biomathematics seminar.
- In addition, the student must enroll in the Math Colloquium for at least two semesters.
The student must pass 4 qualifying exams. The usual choices are from
- Biomathematics I;
- Complex Analysis I;
- PDE I and/or II;
- Methods of Applied Math I and/or II; and
- Foundations of Computational Math I and/or II.
Qualifiers from Pure Mathematics are also applicable and can be taken.
Exemption from the written qualifier on an approved semester course is given for an A in the corresponding course.
Doctoral Candidacy Exam:
The Candidacy Exam has two components.
The first is a written document focusing on some research topic in biomathematics, determined in consultation with the student's intended major professor. The second component is an oral public presentation of this document, followed by an oral exam by the student's doctoral committee. The exam is passed if the committee determines that both components have been satisfactorily completed.
The student must pass the doctoral candidacy exam by the end of the fall of year 3.