September 3 - 20, 2019


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.


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 September 3 through 20, 2019.  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.

Detailed schedule is now available. Syllabus still pending. Please note items are subject to change.

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 [email protected]

Spouse and Partner Lunch & Learn - Sept. 4th

Career Camp - Thursday, Sept. 5th

Day One Cohort Challenge - Friday, Sept. 6th

Career Camp - Tuesday, Sept. 10th

Career Camp - Thursday, Sept. 12th

Chicago Outing - Friday, Sept. 13th

Engage Chicago Through Service - Saturday, Sept. 21st