MMT Forms

M.S. Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam is required for graduating MS students who will not be completing a thesis. Students can find out more information and register for the comprehensive exam by filling out and submitting the Comp Exam Nomination form to Mark Banderas at least 2 weeks prior to examination date. At the time of the exam, you will need to bring the Comp Exam Report form. It is an expectation that all committee members are present for the exam (consult the Director for any exceptions).


Ph.D. Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam is an important milestone for entering the Ph.D. program. Students can find out more information and register for the preliminary exam by filling out and submitting the Prelim Exam Nomination form to Mark Banderas at least 4 weeks prior to examination date. At the time of the exam, you will need to bring the Prelim Exam Report form. It is a requirement to have all committee members present at one time in order to take the exam. 


Ph.D. Qualifying Exam

The exam is generally oral and administered by a committee of faculty as outlined by campus policy. The exam is scheduled by the student in accordance with the availability of the participating faculty. During the exam, the student proposes a plan for research.

  • The first step in setting up your qualifying exam is filling out the Qualifying Committee Nomination Form. Please fill out the form with your committee choices, request approval from your faculty advisor, and then submit this form to Mark Banderas at least 2 weeks prior to the exam itself. Once you have been notified of your committee's approval, you may proceed with scheduling your exam.
  • Once you have completed your exam, please inform your committee that they will indicate their results on your Ph.D. advancement paperwork which will be sent to them sequentially via DocuSign. Following this, you will email Mark Banderas so that he may initiate your Ph.D. advancement paperwork via DocuSign.
  • For specific questions regarding the qualifying exam, please first contact your faculty advisor for guidelines and their expectations. If you still have questions, please contact the Graduate Advisor, Lorenzo Valdevit (valdevit@uci.edu).


MMT Email Release Form

Complete this form and submit to mark.banderas@uci.edu if you wish for your email to be released to faculty advisor’s home department for the purposes of receiving email notifications regarding employment, such as teaching assistantships or graduate student research positions.

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Mark Banderas
mark.banderas@uci.edu
(949) 824-3562