MAPSS Campus Days

Because most University staff continue to work remotely through Spring quarter, and many campus buildings remain closed to visitors as part of the University's continued effort to reduce density on campus, this year's campus days will be virtual. For information on the University’s response to COVID, please go to

Virtual Campus Days

March 29 – April 9

MAPSS Virtual Campus Days kicked off with two welcome sessions on Monday, March 29th.  If you were unable to join us, a recording of one of the general sessions will be sent to all prospective students. The session is an opportunity to learn more about our program and hear some of the questions posed to our faculty leadership and senior academic staff. 

Between March 30th and April 7th we hosted discipline-specific meetings where you were able to hear from Department leadership about their faculty and current research. We will also hosted sessions with faculty representatives of our seven interdisciplinary concentrations. Recordings of these sessions were sent to you via email on April 8th. If you are unable to locate that email, please reach out to E.G. Enbar and she will assist you. 

You will find additional resources below under "Quick Clicks" that were discussed during the Campus Days General Session. 

In addition, please consider registering for one-on-one meetings with our staff and program leadership. You can find links here to their virtual office hours.

If you have questions, please be in touch with any of our preceptors, our Student Affairs Administrator, or our senior academic staff.

We look forward to meeting you! 

Quick Clicks


MAPSS Timeline


Summer Language Training (available pre- and post-matriculation)

Career & Professional Resources

  • These resources will be made available to students who matriculate in September. In the interim, any questions should be directed to Shelly Robinson.
  • SSD MA Career Services (In-house)  - provides in-house advising and workshops, facilitates connections with alumni, and offers exclusive in-house career management tools.
  • Institute of Politics - designed to ignite in young people a passion for politics and public service.
  • UChicagoGRAD - committed to ensuring that students have the skills they need to become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. They also have an online job portal for students and alumni.

International Students

  • Office of International Affairs (OIA) - dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience.
  • English Language Institute - provides rigorous, creative and innovative English language programming for international students.

Student Services & Wellness

  • UChicago Student Wellness - provides coordinated and comprehensive medical care, counseling, psychiatry, and health promotion services targeted at building and maintaining overall well-being.
  • Athletics - explore UChicago’s Ratner Athletic Center, group fitness classes, intermural sports and sports clubs.
  • UChicago Spiritual Life - a destination for all things spiritual and religious at the University of Chicago.
  • Student Disability Services - supports the academic, personal and work-related needs of students with disabilities, encouraging their full participation in the life of the University.
  • Campus and Student Life

MA Thesis Resources

Identity & Inclusion: BIPOC, First-Gen Students, Undocumented Students, and Sexual and Gender Minorities

  • The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture - expanding the study of race beyond the black/white paradigm while exploring social and identity cleavages within racialized communities.
  • The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality -  committed to teaching, research support, and active engagement at the University, while also reaching out to public areas where gender and sexuality come together with other political, artistic, and intellectual concerns.
  • Center for Identity and Inclusion - creates intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success. 
  • Multicultural Student Affairs  - dedicated to fostering a campus environment that supports the exploration of varied identities and their intersections, with a focus on racial and ethnic communities. This includes creating opportunities to engage in challenging conversations to advance a more equitable society, and amplifying voices and advocating for and with students from marginalized identity groups.
  • LGBTQ Student Life  - UChicago’s hub for all LGBTQ student life, serving LGBTQ students, questioning students, and allies in the College and graduate and professional schools in order to create an inclusive and safe community by providing educational opportunities, building community, and serving as a resource for all students.
  • FLI Network (First-Gen, Low-Income, Immigrant) - connects students, faculty, administrators, and alumni who identify as first-generation, low-income, or immigrant (regardless of immigration status), and allies with the goal of creating a community of support.  
  • Resources for Undocumented and DACAmented students
  • UChicago Diversity & Inclusion
  • University Resource Groups


Areas of Study