QMSA Admissions Criteria

Applicants who declare an interest in QMSA admission must have a minimum quantitative GRE score at the 75th percentile (the GRE requirement is exempted for third-year college students at the University of Chicago applying for the BA-MA sequence). They must furnish a statement of purpose indicating a strong interest in seeking rigorous quantitative training, identifying a domain of substantive interest in the social or behavioral sciences, outlining their intended research, and naming two QMSA faculty members they most hope to work with. Applicants must provide a list of up to five courses in the social sciences and up to five courses in mathematics, statistics, or quantitative methods that they have taken in prior training. In general, students are expected to have previously taken calculus and linear algebra.