August 28 - September 15, 2017


The goal of the Mathematical Methods program is to review and develop the majority of the mathematics that will be used during the core courses of the PhD and MACRM programs.

All incoming Harris PhD and MACRM students are required to participate in the Mathematical Methods program. The treatment of topics will be semi-rigorous: in coursework, students will prove the simpler results but not the more advanced results. Students will not receive an official grade for this course but will take grade quizzes throughout the course.

Students should review the text Real and Convex Analysis before entering the program.  This text is the main reference for the course and be download for free from Springer.

Mathematical Methods Syllabus


PhD and MACRM students will be automatically registered for this program. Information regarding the course will be communicated to students during July.


The program meets weekdays from August 28 through September 15, 2017.  Course work will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Harris.  Additional orientation programming will also be offered during Mathematical Methods program to ensure that participants have a smooth transition into Harris.

2017 Program Schedule

Some elements of the program require you to RSVP and may have limited availability. Please be sure to RSVP for the below programs ASAP. If you RSVP for a program and can no longer attend, please notify us at

Harris Team Challenge - Friday, Sept. 1st

Chicago Fire Soccer Game - Saturday, Sept 9th