The University of Chicago does not offer a terminal master’s degree program in their Department of Psychology. However, they do offer an Master of Arts Program in Social Sciences (MAPSS) and Master of Arts (MA) in Computational Social Science. Their MAPSS program can be completed within one year, and the curriculum is focused on providing students with research knowledge on anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology and sociology. On the other hand, the MA in Computational Social Science program can be completed within two years. The program focuses on using technologies and statistical techniques that are constantly used by social science investigators.
For over a century, the Psychology at the University of Chicago has been a leading center of scholarship, research and teaching in psychology and related fields. Doctoral study in the University of Chicago Psychology typically spans five years and includes a common curriculum of eight courses with other requirements set by the student area of specialization. Students are evaluated yearly to determine progress.
In Psychology of Learning, students focus on humans’ ability to learn from and teach others as a feature that sets our species apart. Students write an APA-style research paper and formal presentation as their final project and leave with evidence-based tips to improve their own learning. The course is taught by Kate O’Doherty, a lecturer in Psychology and the College.
Psychological, Social, and Behavioral Contexts of Emergency and Hazard Response. This course focuses on the psychological, social, and behavioral consequences of terrorist threats, natural disasters, and catastrophes, as well as preparation for and responses to these occurrences. The course will focus on multiple types of threats including explosives, infectious disease, and biological, chemical, and radiological events.
Daniel Yohanna, M.D. Associate Professor, Interim Chairman, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Over the years under the leadership of Dr. Emil Coccaro, M.D., Ellen C Manning Professor of Psychiatry and immediate past Chair, we have transformed this Department so as to enhance all of our clinical, educational, and research programs and have also reorganized along mission lines for clinical, educational, and research affairs to highlight our commitment to each of these critical areas. There is a very positive spirit in the Department and there is optimism and opportunity in each of the many areas in which we are active.