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Redefine the Possible...

A liberal arts and sciences graduate degree can open doors to a wide array of long-term career opportunities.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is home to more than 1,100 masters and doctoral students in over 40 different programs.  We are dedicated to helping graduate students align their personal interests, passions, and talents with their over-arching professional goals.

Pursuing a liberal arts and sciences graduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers you a chance to continually practice the very skills that create our society’s most effective and successful leaders.  LAS graduate students participate in research-rich advanced study while learning to communicate effectively, navigate and solve complex problems, build valuable relationships, and thrive in diverse participatory environments.   Here you will explore today's most intriguing theories alongside dedicated faculty and join a dynamic and respected academic network.

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I’m currently mid-way through a Mathematics PhD studying Pure Mathematics. I went to the University of Chicago for undergrad.  I came to UIC for my graduate education because it is one of a few institutions in the nation that actually have someone working in my specific field of interest – Set Theory.  I was encouraged to go here by a U of C professor. The other thing that attracted me to UIC was the research faculty here.

My long term goal is to become a Mathematician Scientist. I want to continue to push the boundaries of human knowledge that my intellectual predecessors have. I also want to continue studying computer programs and systems.  General advice to new students: forge your own community on campus.  Become study buddies with and bounce ideas off of others outside of your own major. That’s how you learn and grow. Just remember to keep an open mind to others’ opinions.

Noah Schoem  |  Graduate Student, Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science