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Advanced Scholars Program - Fourth Year Application

UChicago Advanced Scholars Program

Expedited Application for High-Performing Fourth Years 

Take your career to the next level with UChicago’s 4+1 graduate programs! These special programs allow you to continue your intellectual journey right here in Hyde Park and graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within 5 years.

The UChicago Advanced Scholars Program offers high-performing fourth year students with the opportunity to apply to a special program that guarantees:
  • Early admission to a master’s program (see list of participating programs below)
  • A $15,000 scholarship for that master's program

Benefits of the UChicago Advanced Scholars Program:
  • Graduate with two UChicago degrees
  • Enhance competitiveness in the job market
  • Build specialized skills and learn from subject area experts
  • Plan in advance for a graduate degree

By applying to the program, you must agree to the following:
  • Maintain a minimum GPA required by the program
  • Finish all prerequisites before graduation from undergraduate degree.

Participating Graduate Programs:

* - If you are applying to the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences, Psychology Track, please fill out this supplemental questionnaire to complete your application.

** - The Division of the Humanities Master of Arts Program in Humanities (MAPH) is typically a one-year program, however students can also apply to the MAPH Two-year Language Option (TLO). The MAPH TLO was designed for students who require extensive language skills that exceed the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities' (MAPH) traditional one-year curriculum. This language component is ideal for students who are interested in translation studies, need advanced proficiency for admission to a PhD program, or would like to pursue language study to enhance their academic work. Students should indicate which MAPH Program they’re interested in – the one-year program or the two-year TLO program.

How to Apply
Submit application through Handshake with the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Statement of Interest, including your interest in the chosen master's program and career goals after graduation