PhD Degree Requirements



The student must pass 4 qualifying exams. The usual choices are from

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.

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