Complete your UChicago undergraduate and graduate degrees in 5 years instead of 6.
Qualified University of Chicago College students who wish to pursue a joint AM degree at the School of Social Service Administration should consult with their AB/AM adviser in the College and the Director of Admissions at SSA as soon as their second year, but no later than early in their third year.
You’ll need a GPA of 3.25 or higher and have completed both your general education requirements and the requirements for your College major by the end of your third year.
AB/AM students take nine courses in their fourth College year: seven SSA Core courses and two electives. Students will also complete two field placements (an evaluated internship): one in the first year (College year four) and one in the second year of joint residence. The nine graduate-level courses together with field work constitute a demanding curriculum; therefore students are encouraged to complete their AB projects before beginning their graduate coursework.
AB/AM students enter joint residence status during the three quarters prior to the anticipated date of College graduation, during which time they will be charged tuition at SSA’s graduate rates.
|College year 1||College year 2||College year 3||College year 4;|
first year of joint residence
|Second year |
of joint residence
|Visit SSA and consider taking a course at SSA during your second year to see if the program is a good fit.||Meet with SSA Director of Admissions.||Apply to SSA: have a GPA of 3.25 or higher and complete at least 40 of the required 42 credits for the undergraduate degree, including all general ed requirements and requirements for your major.||Begin joint residence status: 1st year of AM program||Residence in SSA status: 2nd year of AM program|
|Meet with College adviser to discuss your plans.|
Meet with the College AB/AM adviser in autumn quarter. AB projects should be completed before beginning graduate coursework.
|3 courses/quarter + 16 hours field work/week||3 courses/quarter + 16-24 hours field work/week|
Receive acceptance to SSA
|Graduate with AB in major||Graduate with AM in social work|
To apply, please visit the admissions page.
Read about the experiences of AB/AM students at SSA.