UCLA Department of Mathematics

Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program (DRP) pairs undergraduate students with graduate students for quarter-long independent study projects in mathematics. Projects culminate in a brief presentation given by the undergraduates in a DRP colloquium.

Program Goals and expectations:

Students will:

Undergraduate participants are expected to:

Graduate mentors are expected to:

Summer 2018 (resp. current/upcoming quarter) calendar:


Who is eligible:
We accept students with a wide range of educational backgrounds. However, applicants are strongly recommended to have some familiarity with reading and writing mathematical proofs, as might be covered in Math 115 (Linear Algebra), 131 (Analysis), 61 (Discrete Math), or a similar course. Students from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
The application for undergraduates can be found here. The application form contains editable fields for your responses. On Windows you may need the latest version of Adobe Reader DC to save your responses. Linux users can use Document Viewer or Okular.

You may also fill out your application by printing the form from the above link, writing in the responses by hand, and scanning your completed application. You may also write your responses in a separate attached document or directly in an email. Acceptable document formats are (.doc, .docx, .odt, .pages, .pdf, .txt). As with the fillable form, please send all applications to drp@math.ucla.edu.

Applications for the summer DRP are due July 16th.

Graduate students interested in being mentors can contact the DRP committee directly.

Contact information:
Please direct questions to the DRP organizing committee at drp@math.ucla.edu.