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About

The Social Sciences program of the California Institute of Technology - Caltech offers the opportunity for highly motivated and quantitatively oriented students to pursue interdisciplinary research in areas common to economics, political science, political economy, history, psychology, anthropology, law, and public policy.

Overview

A foundational belief of the Social Sciences program of the California Institute of Technology - Caltech is that a wide variety of social phenomena are best understood as the consequence of intelligent decisions by individuals pursuing their own ends. Caltech social scientists have established that such decisions can be modeled and that conclusions concerning social events should be based on observable and measurable parameters of those theories.

Caltech was one of the pioneering research institutions to first use laboratory experimentation in the study of economics and political science, and HSS remains one of the top departments—if not the top—in the world in this field. Under faculty supervision, graduate students are major users of HSS research centers, including the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) and the Caltech Brain Imaging Center (CBIC).

Graduate students in the social sciences PhD program are encouraged to begin largely independent research early in their graduate career. Many of the research projects involve direct collaboration between members of the faculty and graduate students.

Students at Social Sciences program of the California Institute of Technology - Caltech will get:

  • a strong background in economics, political science, and econometrics;
  • a solid understanding of the technical tools, which themselves require an understanding of different theoretical and empirical approaches, needed to carry out research at the frontier of the social sciences
  • a demonstrated record of independent and high quality research; and
  • an ability to collaborate and communicate across different fields in the social sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics, 
  • Political science, 
  • Political economy, 
  • History, 
  • Psychology, 
  • Anthropology, 
  • Law, 
  • Public policy.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic and/or work performance are required for all applicants. 
  • Transcripts 
  • Resume or CV  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54570 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 54570 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    54570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54570 USD per year during 36 months.

 

Living costs for Pasadena

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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