An application process designed for working professionals.

Application Process

  • Applications for the next two cohorts of the Evening Master's Program, which will begin in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, are now being accepted. Our Fall Quarter typically begins in early October and our Spring quarter begins early March.
  • Applications will be reviewed during targeted application deadlines. These deadlines are as follows:
Targeted Application Deadline Notification Date Deposit Due
Fall 2019
March 15, 2019 Late April May 4, 2019
May 31, 2019 Early July August 3, 2019
Spring 2020
September 15, 2019 Mid October November 15, 2019
December 20, 2019 Mid January February 15, 2019
  • The Evening Master’s Program application is available through the University’s online application. The application requires contact and biographical information, a resume, motivation statement, and references. You can save your application and work on it at your convenience. While test scores are not required, finalist candidates are interviewed.


Tuition rates for the current academic year appear on the Office of the Bursar page. Tuition is subject to an estimated 3 to 5 percent increase from year to year. For master’s students, the tuition rate is based on the number of classes taken each quarter. Evening Program students take 2.25 courses per term. Students in the Evening Master’s Program based at 1871 are not assessed the student life fee.

A Night and Weekend Membership to 1871 is included as part of your tuition, as well as access to the libraries at the University of Chicago, the career services resources at Harris Public Policy and UChicago Grad, and any of the other services and facilities in the Harris building on the Hyde Park campus.

Financial Aid

As a part-time student, you can qualify for financial aid as well as merit based scholarships.

No separate application is required for merit based scholarships; you only need check the appropriate box on the Harris application for admission.

You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for the Federal Education Loan Program (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and Federal Direct PLUS Loan). Alternative (Private) Loans can also be an option for some students.

The UChicago Student Loan Administration (SLA) outlines the application steps and provides other resources about graduate financial aid.

Pre-Enrollment Programs

Admitted Students' Day

All students who have been admitted to the Evening Master's Program can attend an Admitted Students' Day. Admitted students will have the opportunity to hear from faculty and representatives from Academic and Student Affairs and Career Development. Details will be available under Admissions Events at least one month prior to the event.


Students enrolling in the Evening Master's Program should plan to attend two orientation sessions: New Student Orientation and the Harris Math Pre-Core Program, a refresher class to help you prepare for the math component of the program. There will be similar math prep classes before the start of each term that will be tailored to the to the math needed during that term.


Our Admissions team can provide more information about applying to the Evening Master's as well as requirements, deadlines, and options for financing your education.

Attend an upcoming Evening Master's Program information session, class visit, or webinar.