The Comprehensive Exam is administered every year in August near the start of the fall semester. The exam consists of three sections: Classical & Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Electromagnetism & Special Relativity. 

Next Exam

The exam dates for August 2022 are as follows:

  • August 8, 0900 - 1200, Classical and statistical mechanics
  • August 10, 0900 - 1200, Quantum mechanics
  • August 12, 0900 - 1200, E&M and special relativity

Contact Krissy Donaghey ( by August 1 to register.

Past exams are available via Google Drive here (must access with UAH credentials).

Past Exams

At present, past exams are distributed to current graduate students.