Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences

Develop professional-grade research and writing skills through a structured, flexible curriculum that helps you decide which path is right for you.

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At a Glance

Master's Confers Alumni Status
Full-time, Part-time
2 years Full-time
3 years Part-time

The MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) is an intense, intellectually transformative one-year program during which you will gain extraordinary access to the faculty and resources of a world-class research university.

Students concentrate in anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or in interdisciplinary research, and take nine graduate courses, selected from all University of Chicago departments and professional schools.

MAPSS is highly selective for admission and offers substantial merit aid, from partial to full tuition grants. It places more more students for funded PhD study than any MA program in the world.

Designed For

Designed for students who wish to continue their studies in a PhD program or conduct social sciences research professionally.

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Offered by The University of Chicago's Division of the Social Sciences