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.

You can find the list of past projects & presentations here.


Program Goals and expectations:

Students will:

Undergraduate participants are expected to:

Graduate mentors are expected to:


Current program information:

Winter 2019 calendar:

Applications for Winter 2019 are now closed.


How to Apply:
The Winter 2019 application for undergraduates is closed - please check back near the end of Winter 2019 for the Spring 2019 application.

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

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.


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

For more information about Directed Reading Programs at other institutions, please visit the DRP network webpage.