All students who apply to CIR should indicate on their application forms whether they would like to be considered for merit-based scholarships that cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Unless students can pay all of the cost of tuition out-of-pocket, they are strongly encouraged to apply for merit-based scholarships.

If needed, students are encouraged to seek out additional funding. Please see the Division’s explanation of funding sources available to graduate students and the breakdown of graduate program expenses. International students may also talk to the Office of International Affairs (OIA) about student employment and tax regulations pertinent to them.

The Office of Financial Aid and UChicagoGRAD can also provide information on loans and fellowship and scholarship opportunities available to master’s students.

Because CIR is a one-year program, we do not accept any transfer credit, whether from the University of Chicago or from other institutions. You will need your nine graduate courses in our program to become maximally competitive for PhD or professional placement after you graduate.