PhD Outcomes for MAPSS Graduates
MAPSS places more graduates in funded PhD programs than any MA program in the world. Over the last decade, we have sent an average of 78 students for the PhD each year. Almost 90% of our students have been successful in their applications.
We only count results that are fully funded (tuition plus RA/TAship or stipend) for a minimum of 4 years.
2022 Aggregate Results
For the 2022 admission cycle, at least 73 of 86 MAPSS applicants (85%) were successful in securing fully funded doctoral offers.
By comparison, we were 84 of 104 (81%) in 2021, 105 of 125 (84%) in 2020, 111 of 125 (89%) in 2019, 90 of 103 (87%) in 2018, 69 of 77 (90%) in 2017, 56 of 60 (93%) in 2016, 68 of 75 (91%) in 2015, 66 of 74 (89%) in 2014, 62 of 66 (94%) in 2013, 78 of 92 (85%) in 2012, and 68 of 72 (94%) in 2011.
2022 PhD Placement by Discipline
In 2022, our students received more than 2 fully funded PhD offers each.
10 were accepted at the University of Chicago for PhD study.
In Anthropology, 11 of 15 MAPSS applicants (73%) have funded offers. They include admits at UChicago (2), Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Cornell, Maine, UCLA, Michigan, Georgia, UC-Berkeley, Arizona, UC-Santa Barbara, Athens, Central Florida, Pittsburgh, UC-Irvine, CUNY, Oklahoma, and UC-Santa Cruz.
Past Anthropology PhD placements can be found here.
In Economics, 6 of 7 MAPSS applicants (86%) have funded offers. They include admits at UChicago (2), UC-San Diego, Toronto, the University of Hong Kong, Ohio State, Texas A&M, and SUNY-Stony Brook.
Past Economics PhD placements can be found here.
In History, 10 of 14 MAPSS applicants (71%) have funded offers. They include admits at Princeton, Wisconsin, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins, Rice, UC-Berkeley, Michigan, NYU, UC-San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, Indiana, South Carolina, Cornell, UIC, Mississippi, and Loyola.
Past History PhD placements can be found here.
In Political Science, 14 of 16 MAPSS applicants (88%) have funded offers. They include admits at UChicago (3), Yale, Georgetown, McGill, Harvard, Toronto, Minnesota, Johns Hopkins, Wisconsin, UPenn, Ohio State, Tsinghua, UT-Austin, George Washington, UVA, Emory, Southern California, Rochester, Penn State, UC-Davis, Indiana, and Arizona State.
Past Political Science PhD placements can be found here.
In Psychology, 6 of 7 MAPSS applicants (86%) have funded offers. They include admits at UChicago, Minnesota, Washington-St. Louis, Northwestern, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, UC-Santa Cruz, the University of Maryland, UC-Irvine, Oregon, Penn State, and Connecticut.
Past Psychology PhD placements can be found here.
In Sociology, 19 of 22 MAPSS applicants (86%) have funded offers. They include admits at UChicago, Michigan, UCLA, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Toronto, UC-Berkeley, UIC, Brown, Emory, Yale, UC-San Diego, Northwestern, Cornell, Wisconsin, McGill, UT-Austin, Penn State, UC-Santa Barbara, Boston College, UNC-Chapel Hill, UC-Irvine, Notre Dame, Indiana, Minnesota, UC-Davis, Washington-Seattle, and Southern California.
Past Sociology PhD placements can be found here.
1 student was accepted for the PhD in The Committee on Social Thought.
15 applicants were accepted for the PhD in Business (Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Ole Miss), Cinema and Media Studies (UCLA), Classics (Southern California), Finance (Northwestern, British Columbia), Global Studies (UC-Irvine), Near Eastern Studies (Cornell), Philosophy (Tulane), Public Policy (Princeton, Lee Kuan Yew), Religious Studies (Princeton, UC-Santa Barbara, Catholic University of America), Science and Technology Studies (Cornell), Social and Decision Sciences (Carnegie Mellon), and Theology (Notre Dame).
Finally, 1 student was accepted for Law School (Yale, UC-Berkeley), 1 was accepted for the Masters of Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon), and 1 was accepted for the Masters in Social Work (Michigan).
Past PhD and additional placements in other disciplines can be found here.
2022 PhD Admission at UChicago
At least 10 MAPSS graduates were accepted for the PhD at the University of Chicago in 2022. There are over 100 MAPSS graduates now pursuing the PhD on campus.