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Never has policy been so relevant.
An understanding of public policy and analysis is increasingly important to take on the challenges—and unlock the opportunities—facing both the public and private sectors in our city and around the world.
Business leaders need to understand the impact of policy on their business. Social entrepreneurs are leveraging technology to improve outcomes in education, healthcare, and other areas of the social sphere. Nonprofit leaders need to speak the language of policy and demonstrate program effectiveness.
Demand is growing for the kind of evidence-based approach for which the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is known.
The Harris Public Policy Evening Master's Program is designed specifically for emerging leaders and mid-career professionals to help you lead your organization and make a measurable impact on the city and the world.
The Evening Master’s Program is an ideal fit for emerging leaders in business, non-profits, law, education, consulting, or government, who need to gain a broader perspective on public policy as they take on more leadership responsibility as well as those in the social sphere who want the fundamental understanding of public policy and analytics to complement their experience. Students can complete their degree in four quarters of study while working full-time.
And best of all: as a rising professional, there's no need to worry about taking the GRE or GMAT. No score required.
The program has cohorts starting three times each year – autumn (September), winter (January), and spring (March). We encourage students to apply as soon as possible as seating is limited in each cohort.
The application for the Winter of 2021 is now open. Applications received after the targeted application deadline will be reviewed as space is available and may be reviewed for a future quarter.
At Harris Public Policy, we teach you how to turn your passion for doing good into proven social impact. Here you will develop the skills you need to ask the hard questions, follow the evidence to the answers, and lead the change you'd like to see.
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.
The Harris Public Policy Recruitment team is excited about meeting you and has a variety of ways in which to connect. Our Admissions Events page provides a full schedule of upcoming programs and information sessions for the Evening Master's Program.
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