Taking the Qualifying Exam


One milestone on the path to the Ph.D. is a qualifying exam. This can come in a few flavors, but the dominant one in technical degrees is a means of confirming that the budding Ph.D. candidate has full command of the undergrad curriculum in their field – so, in my case, in electrical engineering.

These are, typically, a source of stress, as folks flip out over being able to continue in their program given these exams. What have I been doing to study up?

None of the above is really mind-bending stuff, but a focused and deliberate approach here should help insure success. I hope.

← Previous
Next →