Preparing for Graduate School

Blurb about graduate school.  If you are considering graduate school, it is a good idea to take both semesters of both Real Analysis and Modern Algebra.  It is also helpful to have experience in research or other summer math program before applying to graduate school and there are even "bridge" programs that you can do between your senior year and first year of graduate school.

Summer Research Opportunities

  • The National Science Foundation funds Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).  A list of programs can be found by clicking the list of REU by the National Science Foundation.  These are typically 6–8-week programs where a student is inserted into a research problem.  Often times students are able to present their work at the national joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) held every January.
  • The MSRI-UP, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program, is funded by the NSA and the NSF REU program. MSRI-UP is a comprehensive program for undergraduates whose primary aim is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in mathematics graduate programs. MSRI-UP includes summer research opportunities through a six-week summer program at MSRI in Berkeley, CA and provides students with a mentor network and workshops on the graduate school application process.

Other Summer Opportunities

  • Carleton College Summer Math Program for Women Undergraduates

    Information can be found at

    This is a four week intensive program at Carleton College in Minnesota which includes classes and colloquiums.  This program is for women who have completed their first or second year of college who have had the Calculus sequence and Linear Algebra.

  • SPWM, Summer Program for Women in Mathematics
    Information can be found at
    This is a five-week intensive program at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., which includes several classes, guest speakers, panel discussions, field trips, and a lot of food!  Typically, candidates are between their Junior and Senior year and have had both Real Analysis and Modern Algebra.  I am a former SPWM participant and could give more information as needed.
  • Internships and co-ops

The American Mathematical Society provides a list of internship and co-ops that can be found by clicking
                  the list of internships by the American Mathematical Society 

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The list of schools where our graduates attended graduate programs

  • Boston University
  • Colorado State University
  • Drexel University
  • Georgetown University
  • Lehigh University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of California
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Virginia
  • Wharton School of Business
  • Yale University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Virginia Tech
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Nebraska
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Drexel University
  • Thomas Jefferson Medical School
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