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:


Upcoming program information:

Fall 2020 calendar:

Applications for Fall 2020 are now closed.


How to Apply:
Applications for Fall 2020 are now closed. Please check back near the end of Fall 2020 for the Winter 2020 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:
If you have a question, please check the FAQ first. Otherwise, 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.