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 students who wish to continue their studies in a PhD program or conduct social sciences research professionally.
- Anthropology (opens in new tab)
- Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (opens in new tab)
- Comparative Human Development (opens in new tab)
- Economics (opens in new tab)
- History (opens in new tab)
- Political Science (opens in new tab)
- Psychology (opens in new tab)
- Social Thought (opens in new tab)
- Sociology (opens in new tab)
- Quantitative Methods & Social Analysis (opens in new tab)
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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