The University of Chicago welcomes prospective students to apply to one or more programs across the University. All programs at the University of Chicago offer an online application system. Please note, however, that each school and division has its own application, and that to apply to multiple programs, you will typically need to create a unique application to each one. Please read the information provided by each program carefully for their requirements.
For most doctoral programs, faculty committees will review and decide all of the applications that are submitted. For masters' programs, there may be committees that are comprised of a combination of faculty and admissions staff members. However, since study is so specialized at the graduate level, each graduate degree program has its own way of determining which applicants they wish to admit in any given year.
“When I came to graduate school, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to study: only that I wanted to be a sociologist. The sociology department here encourages interdisciplinarity, exploration, and experimentation. Because none of the faculty impose their own research interests on students, we are given the freedom to develop our own interests and also, to seek advice from different fields when useful. This style of advising is great for people who are self–motivated and interested in situating their work at the intersection of multiple fields.”
PhD Candidate, Sociology
“I was interested in joining a community of passionate thinkers that wanted to address social change as much as I did. I was also genuinely impressed by the number of agencies that UChicago has built a relationship with, and I couldn't wait to network with some of those places as well.”
MA Student, School of Social Service Administration