Qualifying Exam Registration - New Mexico State University.
The purpose of the qualifying examination is to determine the adequacy of a student’s preparation for doctoral-level work. A student is qualified to sit for the Ph.D. exam if he or she was accepted into the M.S. or Ph. D. program in Chemical Engineering and has successfully completed the graduate CHME core (CHME 501, 506, 516, 542, and 594).
In order the provide adequate breadth in the programs of study for our graduate students, the Klipsch School faculty members have identified a set of classes that need to be part of each graduate student's program. These classes will also help prepare students for the PhD Qualifying Examination if needed.
For the coursework option, pass three graduate core courses (or two graduate core courses and one graduate breadth course) with a B or better in each course or pass the PhD qualifying examination. File an Application for Degree (Diploma) with the Office of the Registrar by the last day to register or add a course for the semester or summer session you plan to graduate.
In the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Comprehensive Examination is in the form of the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination. Effective September 2014, the first-year progress report will be used to confirm that the student is on track towards the PhD Qualifying Examination. 2.
In addition, the student must arrange to have an official copy of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) General Test scores sent to the Graduate School (ETS code for NMSU is 4531; ETS code for the ECE program is 1203). If the applicant meets the Graduate School’s minimum requirements, the application is sent to the Klipsch School’s Graduate Studies Committee for review.
The purpose of the PhD qualifying process is to make a reasonable determination that a PhD student has attained the level of formal coursework education, and has developed the ability to conduct independent research consistent with attaining the PhD.
PhD Qualifying Exam Graduate Minor Degree Program Graduate students enrolled in other departments who are interested in obtaining a minor in electrical engineering must complete 12 hours of graduate electrical engineering courses of which 6 hours are at the 500-level or above.