Qualifying Exams

MEGA hosts a Qualifying Exam (QE) question and answer panel with committee members early in each semester and a mock oral examination a few weeks prior to the test date. Stay tune for MEGA newsletters to find out when and where the preparations will take place.


As of Fall 2021, ME PhD students will be taking the Research Paper (New) QE format; NRE and MP PhD students will be taking the Oral & Written (Old) QE format. Check out resources for both formats on this webpage.


Research Paper (New) QE Format Resources


Oral & Written (Old) QE Format Resources