2023-2024 Applications Now Open

Applications to begin study in Fall 2023 will open on or before October 1, 2022. Information on the admission and application process can be found on the Division of the Social Sciences website.


There are three application deadlines for admission:

  • Early Action Deadline – November 15th
  • Round 1 Deadline – January 4th
  • Round 2 Deadline – May 2nd (Note applicants are accepted on a space available basis)

Application Components

Your application will include the following:

  • Online graduate application.

  • Unofficial transcripts from all prior post-secondary institutions. Transcripts are not required for an institution if all grades are reflected on the transcript for a different school (for example, when a student has transferred or participated in study abroad).

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores if applying to the Economics track; GRE scores are not required for all other tracks

  • A 2-4 page Candidate Statement, outlining the applicant’s research interest, their relevant training, their prior academic distinctions, and their fit for 2 or 3 UChicago faculty members.

  • Three letters of recommendation.

  • A non-refundable application fee. Click here for information about fee waivers.

  • Applicants who do not qualify for a waiver of the University’s English proficiency requirement must submit official IELTS/TOEFL scores. See here for more information.

  • A single-authored writing sample, that speaks to the applicant’s ability in the discipline they designate for graduate research. A total of 20 to 30 pages is ideal. 7 pages is the minimum. More than one document may be uploaded, if the applicant has two or three shorter papers that best show their ability.

  • A resume or CV

All supporting material – including letters of recommendation, transcripts, supplemental material, and writing samples – must be submitted electronically with your online application. The Division of the Social Sciences allows for a short grace period of about one week for receipt of recommendations and required test scores. Materials that arrive more than a week after the deadline may place your application at a significant disadvantage.

Applicants for the MA in Computational Social Science are expected to meet the graduate admissions requirements of the division. We encourage you to review the Division's complete admissions requirements before you begin your application.

Admissions Events

Virtual Open House December 5th-9th for prospective students interested in learning more about each of the Social Sciences MA programs, how to apply, application tips, career services, and student support services. Click here to view a list of events and to register

Financing your Degree

For information about scholarships, financial aid, employment, and housing options, visit our Financing your Degree page.

Contact Information

For general questions about the Computation MA Program, please contact our Student Affairs Administrator, at sbiggus@uchicago.edu

If you have any questions about your application, please contact:

The Office of Admissions, Division of the Social Sciences
1130 E. 59th Street, Foster 107, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-8415
Email: ssd-admissions@uchicago.edu

Website: https://socialsciences.uchicago.edu/admissions

For additional information about the Division of the Social Sciences, please see the Graduate Admissions page.