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Comparative Human Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
The program in Comparative Human Development at University of Chicago focuses on the study of persons over the course of life; on the social, cultural, biological, and psychological processes that jointly influence development; and on growth over time in different social and cultural settings.
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Overview

The study of Comparative Human Development at University of Chicago also offers a unique lens through which we consider broad questions relevant to the social sciences, like the processes and impacts of social change, and the interactions of biology and culture. Faculty members in Comparative Human Development with diverse backgrounds in anthropology, biology, psychology, and sociology conduct research on topics that include (but are not limited to): the social and phenomenological experience of mental illness; the impact of socioeconomic context on growth and development; the influence of social interaction on biological functioning; the tensions inherent in living in multicultural societies; the experience and development of psychotherapists in Western and non-Western countries; and the ways in which youth in Third World countries are forging new conceptions of adulthood. 

Learning outcomes

Given this interdisciplinary scope, the program in Comparative Human Development provides an excellent preparation for students interested in advanced postgraduate study at the frontiers of several social science disciplines or in careers and professions that require a broad and integrated understanding of human experience and behavior, e.g., mental health, education, social work, health care, or human resource and organizational work in community or corporate settings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology (Basic)
  • Mathematical Modeling for Pre-Med Students
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology; Networks and Modeling
  • Applied Statistics in Human Development Research
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Introduction to Causal Inference
  • Mediation, Moderation, and Spillover Effects
  • Challenging Legends and Other Received Truths: A Socratic Practicum
  • Qualitative Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission and Supplement Essays
  • Application Fee or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report
  • Test-Optional

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57642 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57642 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57642 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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