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University of Chicago

Master of Arts Program in the Humanities

Chicago, IL


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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) East Asian languages and civilizations
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics
Master of Arts (MA) Gender and sexuality studies
Master of Arts (MA) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) Near Eastern languages and civilizations
Master of Arts (MA) Race, politics and culture
Master of Arts (MA) Art history
Master of Arts (MA) Philosophy
Master of Arts (MA) English language and literature
Master of Arts (MA) Germanic studies
Master of Arts (MA) Music
Master of Arts (MA) Cultural policy studies
Master of Arts (MA) Theater and performance studies
Master of Arts (MA) South Asian languages and civilizations
Master of Arts (MA) Digital humanities
Master of Arts (MA) Comparative literature
Master of Arts (MA) Poetics
Master of Arts (MA) Slavic languages and literatures
Master of Arts (MA) Classic languages
Master of Arts (MA) Romance languages and literatures
Master of Arts (MA) Cinema and media studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 91

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 3rd January 3rd Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 10-15 page writing sample, statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts for all previous degrees and institutions attended

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 10.89%
Black or African American 0.99%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 3.96%


Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Location & Contact

Address 1010 East 59th Street
Classics 117
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact Thomas Christensen
Phone: 773-834-1201
Fax: 773-834-7526