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Thank you for your interest in the University of Chicagos one-year MA program in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History. The deadlines and requirements for applying to the program are described below.

Prof. David Schloen, Director of Digital Studies, and Dr. Miller Prosser, Associate Director of Digital Studies, recently hosted an informational webinar. You may view the recorded session here. The webinar includes detailed explanations of the MA curriculum, the application process, and a question-and-answer session.

Application Timeline

The application window for the 20232024 academic year is now open!

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  • The first-round application deadline for the 20232024 academic year will be in early January, 2023. Individuals admitted to MA program in the first round are expected to respond by mid-April.
  • The second-round application deadline for the 20232024 academic year will be in early May, 2023. The deadline for second round admits to respond will be early June.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of materials submitted by the deadline, and we cannot guarantee that materials received after the deadline will be given consideration. Late applications will be considered only as long as places are available in the relevant programs. Financial aid (other than loans) is not available for late applicants.

Required Materials

Our application is now entirely online, and all materials should be submitted through the online application. Please do not send any materials in hard copy. If for any reason it is not possible to submit materials online, please contact the Division of the Humanities by email or by phone at 773-702-1552.

We recommend submitting application documents as PDF files for the most reliable results.  The application system will also accept Microsoft Word documents, OpenDocument files, and a few other formats with varying levels of fidelity.  Regardless of the file format you use, we recommend reviewing your application proof carefully to make sure all documents were successfully added to your file by our system. Please note that GRE test scores are not required.

All applicants must submit the following materials:

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For more information, see the Admissions website of the Division of the Humanities.