Chemistry and Biochemistry

Degree Qualifying Exams

Degree qualifying exams are designed to evaluate a graduate student’s preparation for and projected ability to complete the graduate degree. These exams can have a variety of forms (i.e. comprehensive or cumulative, oral or written), depending on the area of specialization. The qualifying exams are listed in the area requirements:

The degree qualifying exams should be completed as outlined. The exams are administered by each area chair. Students should plan well in advance to schedule their degree qualifying exams with their research advisor or area chair so that the exams can be completed well before the deadline. Ph.D. students who do not pass the degree qualifying exams may petition to change to and complete the requirements for an MS degree.

Last updated 25 June 2015