Department of Mathematics of the Pennsylvania State University runs a yearly semester-long intensive program for undergraduate students seriously interested in pursuing a career in mathematical sciences. The Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS) program started in the Fall of 1996 and is held during the Fall semester of each year.

The principal part of the program consists of three core courses chosen from major areas in Algebra/Number Theory, Analysis, and Geometry/Topology respectively, specially designed and offered exclusively to MASS participants, and a weekly MASS seminar.

Additional features include colloquium-type lectures by visiting and resident mathematicians and mathematical research projects.

The following courses will be offered in the Fall of 2004:


Calendar of Events

Arrival DayAugust 28
MASS Welcome Party & OrientationAugust 30
Classes BeginAugust 31
Labor Day HolidaySeptember 6
Study Day (No classes)October 15
Midterm ExamsOctober 11, 12, 13
Thanksgiving HolidayNovember 24-26
Classes EndDecember 3
Study PeriodDecember 4-9
Final ExamsDecember 10, 13, 15
MASS Graduation CeremonyDecember 16