Where others see problems, do you see possibilities? While they act on impulse, do you demand evidence? When answers look easy, do you look harder? At Harris Public Policy, we teach you how to turn your passion into proven social impact.
Learn more by joining us for one of our upcoming admissions events and following our admissions blog. We host webinars, receptions, and campus visits. We'll help you find the program and degree that's right for you, provide ample opportunities to finance your degree, and once you are here, provide the mentorship you need to make the impact you want. Learn from public policy innovators. Join a network of accomplished alumni. Apply to Harris Public Policy and make a difference from day one.
Complete Information for Admitted Students who will be enrolling for Fall 2017 is now available. Review the Pre-Enrollment Checklist to make sure you complete all the necessary steps by their due dates. You will also find helpful information about where to live, options for spouses, financial aid, and orientation programs.
At Harris Public Policy, the most important of our requirements is a desire to make a difference. We're here to help you learn everything else.
Yes, data-driven research requires quantitative skills. It also requires an ability to connect with ideas and people. We're here from day one to help you design your path and acquire the knowledge you need to succeed, whether your major was English or econ, whether you worked at a food bank or the World Bank.
Learn more about our master's degree, joint degree, and doctoral programs to find the path and degree that best fits your needs.
Interested in a master's degree? Explore and compare the differences between our master of public policy, master of science, and master of arts degrees.
When you come to Harris Public Policy, you join a community of fearless thinkers who are engaged inside and outside the classroom, enjoy this vibrant campus of more than 8,000 graduate students, and immerse themselves in the dynamic cultural life of the city of Chicago.
At Harris, we offer an unparalleled educational experience.
Working in an industry such as energy, health care, or finance? Are you trying to lead a non-profit organization through the current political and social climate? Need to better demonstrate the impact of your organization's programs?
Register to learn more about our new part-time Master of Arts in Public Policy degree aimed at helping mid-career professionals traverse the social and public policy issues they and their organizations face. Students will receive training in leadership, management, statistics, microeconomics, and several substantive policy areas. Classes will be held on nights and weekends and take place at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Details will be announced soon. Register to receive updates on application deadlines and an invitation to an information session at 1871. The program is expected to begin January 2018. Applications will be available mid-summer 2017.
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Harris alumni are working around the world as economists, analysts, CEOs, and diplomats. From rural villages to nations' capitals, they are taking on complex issues and making a difference.
Whatever the policy area you're interested in, Harris Public Policy offers a full scope of career development resources to help you refine your professional skills, search for career opportunities, and connect with employers.
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