Areas of Focus

Harris Public Policy is an international leader in evidence-based, data-driven analysis of complex challenges across policy areas. Whichever area is your passion, Harris has the academic and career resources that guide you toward impact in your field.

Below is a list of the most common areas of study at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. It is not intended to be exhaustive. 

  • Child and Family Policy
  • Cultural Policy
  • Economic Policy and Public Finance
  • Education Policy
  • Energy, Environmental, and Science Policy
  • Global Security
  • Health Policy
  • International Policy
  • Politics and the Policymaking Process
  • Program Evaluation and Methods of Policy Analysis
  • Social Policy and Inequality
  • Urban Policy

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