Take your next step. Add in-demand skills to your portfolio within weeks.

UChicago Harris non-degree programs are designed to help you sharpen in-demand skills and open doors to your next step—without requiring you to commit to a full-time degree program.

Credential Programs

Harris offers a wide range of part-time, non-degree programs built to develop applied critical skills in data science, leadership, and specific policy domains such as international finance.

The programs enable you to deep dive into a new skill so you can advance your academic and career development—by participating in a focused course of study that lasts just a few weeks.

Credential Programs

Civic Leadership Academy

Discover the unique networking and leadership development opportunities of the six-month CLA program, designed for emerging and high-potential leaders in nonprofit organizations and local government agencies within Cook County and the City of Chicago.

Civic Leadership Academy

Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy

Recognizing that substantial research experience and individual mentorship are key to successful admission to top PhD programs, the Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy matches exceptional graduates of professional master’s degree programs in public policy and administration with opportunities for research training, additional coursework, and faculty mentorship needed to prepare for an academic career.

Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy

Masterclass Series

Engage with Harris' notable instructors as they provide insight into their various areas of expertise and get a glimpse into the unique Harris experience at UChicago.

Masterclass Series