In an effort to preserve a strong graduate student community after the first year, here is some additional information:
Generally, when you arrive during GEAUX or during the first week of the semester, there is a lot of time-sensitive paperwork that needs to be handled before classes. This will all be provided to you through email or in person.
To qualify for the M.S. or Ph.D in mathematics, students must pass 3 qualifying exams in the areas of Algebra, Topology, and Analysis. In general, you have 3 attempts at each exam, starting from the time you take the Core I course in that area. These exams are offered each year in August and January, and must be completed by the end of the second year of study. It is generally expected that they be completed by the end of the first year of study.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: You may take the exams before the semester even starts if you feel you are capable. This is advised if you have had more than 2 semesters of advanced study in these areas. The exams will be going on during GEAUX, and are scheduled as follows:
-Topology (Monday August 13th 1PM-4PM)
-Analysis (Wednesday August 15th 1PM-4PM)
-Algebra (Friday August 17th 1PM-4PM)
We will update this list when the exam order is determined.
Contact Dr. Adkins during the first week of GEAUX if you wish to attempt these exams, you can also register for the exam here.
A general exam to be completed by the end of the 3rd year of study is an oral examination from a selected committee of professors over content which is established by the individual student's Advisory Committee. It is generally expected that this exam be completed by the end of the 2nd year of study.
For more information about the exams see
and for a list of past exams/test banks for the qualifying exams, see
If there is a conference you would like to attend, there is a possibility you may be eligible for a travel reimbursement. Information about travel grants will be made available at a later date. If you have any current questions, feel free to contact LaTosha Mullins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a multitude of research groups that have frequent talks and guest speakers. Current groups include
The student colloquium is a mixed group that has accessible talks in a wide range of topics. Generally, refreshments are served before each talk, and questions no matter how basic are encouraged.
The Department Calendar is constantly updated with upcoming talks, and if you are interested in a particular group, you can join the mailing list to receive regular updates.