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University of Chicago

Master of Arts Program

Chicago, IL

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Master of Arts Program / Master of Arts Program is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
15 courses with minimum B- grade


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 12th January 12th Yes
Winter deadline July 15th April 16th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; transcripts; curriculum vitae or resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 104
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 8
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 6.1%
Black or African American 4.88%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.66%
Unknown 7.32%


Male (59%)
Female (40%)


Focus of faculty research: Constructive studies (philosophy of religion, religious ethics, and theology); historical studies (Bible, history of Christianity, and history of Judaism); religion and the human sciences (anthropology and sociology of religion, history of religions, and religion, literature, and visual culture); Islamic studies; religions in America
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact Dr. Sarah E. Hammerschlag
Director/Assistant Professor of Religion and Literature
Phone: 773-702-8200

University of Chicago