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University of Chicago

PhD Program

Chicago, IL

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PhD Program / PhD Program is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Philosophy of religions
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Islamic studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Religious ethics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History of religions
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Anthropology and sociology of religions
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Religions in America
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Religion, literature, and visual culture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Bible
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History of Christianity
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History of Judaism

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 41
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 12th January 12th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; transcripts; curriculum vitae or resume; writing sample

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 December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Federal Work-Study

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%


Male (41%)
Female (58%)


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. David Nirenberg
Interim Dean/Executive Vice Provost
Phone: 773-702-8200

University of Chicago