There are three qualifying exams for students working in algebra.
- Groups and Rings: PhD qualifying exam in algebra (based on MTH 571)
- Field and Galois Theory: PhD qualifying exam in algebra (based on MTH 572)
- One of the following:
- Computational Algebra (MTH 577)
- Commutative Algebra (MTH 671-672)
- Coding Theory and Cryptography (MTH 673)
The exam is graded Pass/Fail and is administered by the Algebra Committee which contains three faculty members of the Department from the area of research in Algebra/Algebraic geometry. The student can take each exam only twice.
The PhD exams in algebra are offered every year, during the second half of the months of May and August. Students who intend to take the exam should register with the graduate committee.
- June 2: MTH 571
- June 9: MTH 572
- August 18: MTH 571
- August 25: MTH 572