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Master’s Program • MAPSS

Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences

Program Highlights

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

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.

Focus Areas

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Division of the Social Sciences and (opens in new tab) School of Social Service Administration.

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At a Glance

Enrollment
Full-time
Duration
2 years Full-time
3 years Part-time
Format
In-person
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