Writing the MA Thesis

For most students, crafting a professional research article is the highlight of their time at UChicago. We work closely with you to make that paper as effective as possible. Throughout your time at UChicago, the Computation team provides a range of valuable support services to aid students in the timely completion of both your coursework and MA research thesis.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Students working with human subjects must complete an Institutional Review Board (IRB) evaluation of their research agenda and research plan. The University provides training workshops that are specifically designed to guide students through this process. If a research project involves human subjects, training is mandatory.

Please see the IRB page for more information.

The University of Chicago Libraries

UChicago is first and foremost a research institution and its world-class library system boasts the Western Hemisphere’s largest collection of research materials in one location. In addition to print and digital resources, the library’s research staff has deep expertise in nearly all the literatures and disciplines relevant for Computational Social Science students, and is available to students for consultation.

For more information please see the library’s website or contact the Social Science liaison.