August 31 - September 18, 2020


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.  This year, the  Mathematical Methods program will be offered in a virtual format to safeguard the health of our community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote connection between students who are able to be in Chicago and those who are not. 

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 summer.


The program meets weekdays from August 31 through September 18, 2020. Course work will take place from 9:00 - 10:30 am CDT with a recitation session from 8:00 - 9:00 pm CDT.

Additional orientation programming will also be offered during the Mathematical Methods program to ensure that participants have a smooth transition into Harris.

Detailed schedule will be released in summer 2020.