As one of the world’s premier research universities, the University of Chicago empowers students and scholars through its commitment to free and open inquiry. With three major affiliated laboratories—Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Marine Biological Laboratory —and more than 140 centers and institutes. UChicago supports research and discovery that spans disciplines.
Across UChicago’s graduate divisions and professional schools, one theme is overwhelmingly constant: No matter the subject, our students and faculty are committed to an enthusiastic pursuit of knowledge. In every graduate program, we seek deep understanding of fundamental disciplines, then redefine the scope of possibilities. The result is scholarship that breaks ground, crosses boundaries, and asks all involved to contribute to solving the world’s biggest problems. This spirit of inquiry connects you to innovative research opportunities and visionary faculty, and it leads to discoveries that enrich human life around the globe.
At the graduate level, the University of Chicago is characterized by its unique organizational structure, with more than 100 graduate programs in five graduate divisions and seven professional and continuing education schools.
Both graduate research and professional training have been part of UChicago’s history from nearly the beginning. As a student in any one of these programs, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of academic and co-curricular offerings across campus, and to be part of a graduate student body nearly 10,000 strong.
At UChicago, you’ll gain unparalleled access to some of the world’s most innovative scholars. UChicago faculty promote discussion and critical thinking, teaching students not what to think, but how, and welcoming students as peers in debate and research. Some of the world’s most respected institutions have recognized University of Chicago scholars for their contributions to study and to society.
Research at the University of Chicago has advanced the way we see our world. Breakthroughs by UChicago students and faculty have produced new schools of thought and fields of study, earning them prestigious awards along the way. Three major affiliated laboratories and myriad institutes and centers provide opportunities and support.
In an ambitious initiative, the University of Chicago is establishing a center devoted to addressing questions that transcend any single field or methodology. The Neubauer Family Collegium on Culture and Society will create a destination for outstanding visiting scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences from around the nation and the world, who will come to collaborate with their peers at UChicago.