Turn your passion for doing good into measurable social impact.

Fearless thinkers like you—from all sectors, ideologies, and backgrounds—come to the Harris School of Public Policy to ask the hard questions about challenging issues.

Find the right program for your passion and make a measurable impact.

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Full-time Master’s Programs

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Our flagship program equips you with the data science and analytical skills needed to impact today’s most complex policy issues.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP)

Apply big data to big problems and prepare yourself for a career at the intersection of public policy and data science.

MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP)

MA in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM)

Receive one-on-one faculty mentoring and experience in research and quantitative methods with the MACRM, designed for people who want to do serious research or a PhD.

MA in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM)

MA in Public Policy (MA)

Complement an existing graduate degree with the fundamental skills of policy analysis in this full-time program, and earn your MA in public policy in one academic year.

MA in Public Policy (MA)


Evening Master's Program (Part-time MA)

Our part-time program is designed for mid-career professionals to gain the skills needed to lead their organizations through complex policy challenges and accelerate social impact. Earn your MA in Public Policy in just four quarters.

Evening Master’s Program (Part-time MA)


Ph.D.

Prepare yourself for a research-oriented career involving the substantive and institutional aspects of public policy.

Ph.D.


Joint Degree Programs

Five Year Master in Public Policy with the College (BA/MPP)

Begin your professional training in public policy while an undergraduate in the College at the University of Chicago and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree plus a Master of Public Policy in five years.

Five Year Master in Public Policy with the College (BA/MPP)

Five Year MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy with the College (BA/MSCAPP)

Begin your professional training applying rigorous data analytics to public policy problems while an undergraduate in the College at the University of Chicago and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree plus a Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy in five years. Like three concentrations in one.

Five Year MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy with the College (BA/MSCAPP)

Chicago Booth School of Business (MPP/MBA)

The Harris School of Public Policy and Chicago Booth School of Business offer a combined program for you to earn your MPP and MBA degrees at once. Combine policy and analysis with leadership and management skills.

Chicago Booth School of Business (MPP/MBA)

Law School (MPP/JD)

The Harris School of Public Policy and the University of Chicago Law School offer a combined program for you to earn your MPP and JD degrees concurrently at the intersection of policy, law, regulation, and markets.

Law School (MPP/JD)

Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice (MPP/MA)

The Harris School of Public Policy and the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice offer a combined program where you can earn your Master of Public Policy and a Master of Arts at the same time, preparing you to address systemic issues in policy and social services.

Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice (MPP/MA)

Committee on International Relations (MA/MA)

This two-year program confers two master’s degrees and provides an understanding of public policy analysis with a focus on applying it to the political and economic dynamics of international relations.

MA in Public Policy and International Relations (MA/MA)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (MPP/MA)

Deepen your knowledge of the Middle East to set yourself apart in the foreign policy arena by earning your MPP and MA degree in a program featuring a core language and area studies curriculum. 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (MPP/MA)

Ph.D. in Political Economy

The University of Chicago’s Ph.D. program in political economy offers an extraordinary opportunity to develop skills in preparation for a career in academia. Staffed by an outstanding group of faculty in the Department of Political Science and the Harris School of Public Policy, this program provides accelerated training in formal theory and statistical methods alongside deep engagement with political science.

Ph.D. in Political Economy


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