Degree Granting Departments & Committees

The University of Chicago began with graduate rather than undergraduate programs and has long held a reputation as a teacher of teachers. The University has an unique approach where degrees can be granted both by traditional departments and interdisciplinary committees.  The Division of the Social Sciences is a Graduate Division within the University of Chicago. Information about undergraduate programs is available from the College

Key Dates

  • Winter Quarter 2013
  • Monday, January 7
    Winter quarter begins
  • Friday, January 11 – 3:00 pm
    Deadline for applying to receive a degree winter quarter.
  • Friday, January 25
    Last day for drop/add & language exam registration
  • Friday, February 8
    Last day to be removed from winter quarter convocation list without paying $50 degree cancellation fee
  • Monday, Feb 25 – Friday, March 1
    Spring quarter registration
  • Friday, March 8
    Prior quarter grades due for students receiving a degree winter quarter
  • Friday, March 15
    Current quarter grades due for students receiving a degree winter quarter
  • Friday, March 22 – 3:00pm
    Winter Quarter Convocation – Rockefeller Chapel
  • Saturday, March 23
    Winter quarter ends


  • The October 27, 2012, Department of State article written by Lauren Monsen presents an interview with Yang Xu, a doctoral student from China and Daniel Hedblom, a doctoral student from Sweden, about their reasons for choosing UChicago. For more information, please visit the Department of State website.
  • The applications for FLAS 2013-14 are now available at the Graduate Student Affairs website.  Please direct all questions to Jessica Smith.  To learn more about past CLAS-affiliated FLAS fellowships, please visit our FLAS page.
  • Sarah Parkinson, a PhD student in Political Science, has accepted a position as assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
  • Political Science PhD student Diana Kim will start in July 2013 as a Prize Fellow at Harvard University in the Program in Economics, History, and Politics.