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University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

1427 E. 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637



International Admissions:

Summer Session

Master of Liberal Arts

Master of Science in Analytics

Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL)


International Website:

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Regional Accreditor

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Carnegie Classification

Research University / Very High

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Master's Degrees


Biological Sciences Division
Chicago Booth School of Business
The College (undergraduate studies)
Divinity School
Graham School of General Studies
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Humanities Division
Law School
Physical Sciences Division
Pritzker School of Medicine
School of Social Service Administration
Social Sciences Division


Academic Programs Available


Cost of Academic Year 2011-2012 (9 months: August - May)


Books & Supplies
Medical Insurance


$ 40188

$ 12153

$ 903

$ 3396

$ 2200


$ 37500
$ 13455
$ 714
$ 1650
$ 2025

Financial Assistance

Modest summer session tuition scholarships are offered.

For regular academic year aid, visit for undergraduate applicants and for graduate applicants.


Student Demographics

Number of Undergraduate Students:
Number of International Undergraduate Students:
Number of Graduate Students:
Total Number of Students:

On-campus housing is available for international Summer Session students. The Summer Session application deadline is May 1 for international students.

Undergraduate students are required to live in housing their first year. More information can be found at:

Graduate students have the option of on- or off-campus housing. More information can be found at:


TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

International applicants for admission to the University of Chicago must meet the English language requirements outlined below. Please note that the University policy states minimum requirements. Individual Divisions or Schools may require higher minimum scores.
Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) - 600 with sub scores of 60 or better in each section
Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) - 250 with sub scores of 25 or better in each section
Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) -104 overall, with sub scores of 26 or better in each section
IELTS - overall score of 7, with sub scores of 7 in each section (Note: students are required to take the Academic Reading/Writing test within IELTS, not the General Training Reading/Writing test).

TOEFL or IELTS Score Reports are valid for two years and scores will be considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to submission of the application. Photocopies of TOEFL or IELTS Score Reports will not be considered valid.
The English language requirement may be waived if the applicant is a native of or studied in full-time status for at least one academic year within the last five years in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or English medium universities in Canada or South Africa. Students who studied in English in other countries, for example, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc., are not exempt from the English language requirement.

The University of Chicago does not currently offer ESL courses for international students.

GMAT: All Booth School of Business programs
LSAT: Law Degree (JD) programs
GRE: Master's programs in biology, management of public services, nursing, psychology; strongly recommended for physics; doctoral programs in psychology
Music & Theatre School programs require an audition, interview, or a portfolio
ACT/SAT: required, where possible, though undergraduate international applicants will be considered without test scores if they are not offered in their home country.

See specific programs for application deadlines:


Study Illinois Institutional Contacts




All other applicants: