As part of the application, each student will need to furnish: three letters of recommendation, results of GRE exam (the general exam only), transcripts from undergraduate college (and graduate institution, if applicable), and some piece of writing that best displays his or her talents (from 10 to 40 pages; more is not necessarily better). Please note that all items supporting an application to CHSS must be uploaded into the online application.

Complete application requirements are outlined at

Inquiries about the program should be addressed to the CHSS office:

Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science
Social Sciences 205
The University of Chicago
1126 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 702-8261
Fax: (773) 834-1299

E-mail: Chair of CHSS

Prospective students may apply online at: