Qualifying Examination

You must pass the Qualifying Examination, covering probability theory and statistics at the level of the core courses. The exam consists of two parts: a 4-hour closed book in-class portion and a take-home applied statistics component. The in-class portion is scheduled early in the week of Spring Semester after final exams. The take-home problem is distributed at the end of the in-class exam, with a due-time 72 hours later. The Qualifying Examination is typically taken at the end of the first year, and must be passed before the start of the third year.

Exams from previous years are available below. Since the first year curriculum has been revised over time, exams from earlier years may cover material that is less relevant. You are encouraged to form study groups to review for the exam.

Previous Qualifying Exams (Data for Take Home Exam)
2018, (Data) 2017 (data 1, 2) 2016 (data) 2015 (data) 2014 (data)
2013   2012 2011 2010 2009 (data)
2008 (data) 2007 (data) 2006 (data) 2005 2004 (data)
2003 2002 (data) 2001 2000 1999
1998 1997 1996 1995 1994