Admission

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First Years Socialize at Annual Fall Welcome Event

The MMSS Program seeks students with superior academic records who are able to grasp sophisticated concepts in a fast-paced learning environment who are also curious and passionate about using math and data to solve complex social issues.

Read these profiles from our recent graduates on why they chose to apply to the MMSS Program and how they have benefited from the program's unique curriculum and structure.

Note that admission into Northwestern University does not guarantee admission into the MMSS Program. There is a separate application for the MMSS Program. There are approximately 30 first-year and 30 sophomore students admitted each year. A student who enters the program as a first-year student completes the MMSS coursework in his or her first year and sophomore years; while a student who enters the program as a sophomore completes the MMSS coursework in his or her sophomore and junior years. Both first-year-entry and sophomore-entry students write their thesis during senior year.