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The Harris School of Public Policy's full time master's programs will extend the optional GRE policy to 2022 for all applicants—domestic and international. The policy is open to students who do not wish to share their scores and to students who are unable to take the GRE or GMAT.
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After you submitted your application your probably took a deep breath—or maybe let out a breath you’d been holding in—and you may think all there is left to do is wait for decisions to be released in December. But wait! There are a few things we think you should consider between now and decision release.
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The Round One deadline to apply to Harris is tomorrow, December 1. We frequently receive questions from eager students on how they can strengthen their application. Ahead of the deadline, we wanted to give you some tips on how you can make your application stand out—read more to hear Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing Strategy Jenny Erickson's thoughts on these frequently asked questions!
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With deadlines for the summer of 2022 approaching, we’ve provided you this checklist to make sure you are ready to submit a complete and strong application to the Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program.
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It isn’t too early to apply to the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program! Here we outline the benefits of applying well in advance.
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While tips on applying to grad school from the Admissions team can be helpful to prospective students as they work through their application, we know many prospective students are also eager to hear more from current students, especially ahead of our Round 1 deadline on December 1. We interviewed two first year MPP students Nina Levine and Noah Fischer, to share their application experience, challenges, and advice.
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While tips on applying to grad school from the Admissions team can be helpful to prospective students as they work through their application, we know many prospective students are also eager to hear more from current students, especially ahead of our Round 1 deadline on December 1. We interviewed two first year MPP students Nina Levine and Noah Fischer, to share their application experience, challenges, and advice.
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We are excited you are interested in participating in the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) program! The program offers rigorous academics and robust co-curriculars in a virtual format. There are unique benefits and challenges of virtual learning, and we designed the program so that you will have an immersive academic training and community experience to fully explore the fields of data science and public policy.  
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Tylor Collier, MPP Class of 2023, writes about how her Orientation experience helped her forge lasting friendships at Harris.

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Are you a working professional looking to continue your education and polish your skills? The Harris School of Public Policy offers both degree and nondegree opportunities for individuals ready to move their career forward—while continuing to work full time. Director of Student Recruitment for the Evening Master's Program Jessica Gagle and Assistant Director of the Credential Programs Andie Ingram Eccles, teamed up to create this overview of your opportunities at UChicago Harris.
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Harris’ main building, The Keller Center, is located at 1307 East 60th Street. This area is easily accessible through the 171 and 172 bus routes. Students can use these routes to not only access the Keller Center but also other important locations around the University of Chicago campus, such as the Regenstein library to study, the University of Chicago Bookstore to get swag, or one of the many local restaurants and attractions.
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We sat down with Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels to ask him a few questions about the value of the Evening Master’s Program (EMP) and the new non-profit and public sector employer-funded matching program.
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Living in Chicago is one of the most exciting parts of coming to Harris for many students. Victoria Sellas, MPP Class of 2022, observes that while Chicago deserves to be celebrated, it is also important to respect and acknowledge the challenges the community faces today, especially as residents continue to face deepened disparities brought about by COVID-19.
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The University of Chicago is home to avid readers from many walks of life. We asked Harris faculty and staff to give some of their top reading recommendations.
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The Evening Master's Program (EMP) at Harris is specifically designed to equip you with the skills to help you make a measurable impact in Chicago and around the world, all while continuing to work at your organization. Our application for EMP cohorts launching in 2022 is now open. Read our blog overview of career outcomes, program breakdown, and the EMP student body.
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Jenny Erickson, Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing Strategy at UChicago Harris Public Policy, answers questions about the academic and professional values of short-term Credential Programs using the example of the seven-week Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program (DPSS).
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Students frequently have questions related to transcripts—details on which ones we need and how to submit them, and what we are looking at when we review them. Review this helpful guide as you are completing your application by the Early Action deadline on October 5, 11:59 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)!
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The Early Action Deadline to apply to Harris is October 5 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Daylight Time). While it’s one of our favorite parts of the application reading experience, we know that writing essay components can be anxiety-inducing for applicants. As you finalize your application, here is some helpful guidance on approaching and starting your motivational statement and essays.
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Kusala Molligoda, MPP Class of 2022, serves as an Orientation Program Manager. In this post, he shares his tips on ways Harris students can make the most of the services offered by Academic Advising.
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As you’re planning to apply to Harris, you may already be thinking about your outcomes after graduation. We’re happy to share the following benefits, experiences, and outcomes for the Master of Arts in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) program.