Summer Institute in Social Science Research (Other UG Award)

University of Chicago United States

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The award
Other UG Award

How long you will study
3 - 5 weeks

Domestic course fees
USD 4085 per module

How you will study

Course starts
June, July

International course fees
USD 4085 per module

All study options

About Summer Institute in Social Science Research at University of Chicago

The Summer Institute in Social Research Methods provides undergraduate and early-career graduate students with accelerated training in theoretically-grounded research methodologies commonly used in social scientific analysis. The Summer Institute is appropriate for students interested in using social scientific research methods in academic and non-academic applications.

Students admitted to any of the SISRM courses may participate in the program’s co-curricular programming and guest speaker series.  The course included in the SISRM this year are:

  • Introduction to Spatial Data Science
  • Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Social Scientists
  • Computing for Social Sciences
  • Econometrics
  • Ethnographic Research Methods

There is no special application for the SISRM. Interested students should simply apply for at least one of the courses listed above.  

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardOther UG AwardHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study3 - 5 weeks
    Course startsJune, JulyDomestic course feesUSD 4085 per moduleInternational course feesUSD 4085 per module

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition: $4085 per class

Student Life Fee & Insurance: $395

Room & Board (for on-campus housing option): $650 per week (double room), $750 per week (single)

Entry requirements

Academic Prerequisites: None.

Visa Requirements:  International students enrolled full time for credit are eligible for an I-20 (F1 student visa eligibility document). For Visiting Students, full-time status is achieved through enrollment in two concurrent undergraduate courses.

Language Requirement: Competence in English must be demonstrated in order to qualify for admission. Applicants who are natives of the U.S., the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries where English is one of the official languages and the primary language of instruction in their schools has been English do not need to submit English proficiency test results.

All other international applicants must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We strongly recommend a score of 104 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 26 each. Minimum required scores on the IELTS (students must take the Academic test, not the General Training test) are an overall score of 7, with subscores of 7 each. 

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