The Professional Option Program with the College - A.B./M.P.P.

The Professional Option Program allows students in the College at the University of Chicago to earn both a bachelor's degree from the College and a Master of Public Policy degree from Chicago Harris in a total of five years. During their final year in the College, undergraduates register for the first year of the master's curriculum. Upon fulfilling the College requirements and satisfactorily completing the nine Harris School courses, students are awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in professional option-public policy studies. Students then register for a second year (an additional nine courses) solely in the Harris School. Upon successfully completing the second year, students receive a Master of Public Policy degree from the Chicago Harris. The professional option program is open to all students in the College, regardless of undergraduate concentration. Interested students should consult with their College advisor and with the Dean of Students at the Harris School.