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The deadlines and required materials for applying for the M.A. are described below. For more information, please send email to

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Application Timeline

The first-round application deadline for the 2024–2025 academic year will be in early January 2024. Applicants who are offered admission to the M.A. program in the first round must respond by mid-April.

The second-round application deadline for the 2024–2025 academic year will be in early May 2024. Applicants who are offered admission to the M.A. program in the second round must respond by early June.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of materials submitted by the deadline. 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.

Applicants to the two-year specialized M.A. who are not admitted to that program will be automatically considered for the one-year M.A. and may be offered admission to the latter.

Required Materials

Our application is now entirely online. All materials should be submitted through the online application system. 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 at or by telephone at +1-773-702-1552.

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 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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