Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement must be satisfied before taking the oral qualifying examination. Graduate students in the Ph.D. program are required to demonstrate knowledge of French, German, or Russian, sufficient to read the mathematical literature in the language. Any member of the mathematics faculty may administer a foreign language examination.

The examination can be either oral or written. It typically requires translation of a text in one of the three foreign languages into English.

The Report on Language Requirement Form must be filled out by the student and the faculty member administering the examination. The form can be found on the Graduate Division website or can be provided by the Mathematics Department. The form should be turned in to the Graduate Advisor and Program Coordinator for review and submission to the Graduate Division.