Evening Master's Program graduates are leading organizations through today's complex policy challenges.

The part-time Evening Master's Program (EMP) develops informed leaders and decisions makers with a deep understanding of policy fundamentals and a strong foundation in analytical tools.

under-represented minorities
hold advanced degrees

Graduates confidently take the next step in their career.

those who made a career change increased their salary by an average of $34,000*
those seeking a career change made one within 12 months of graduation
were working in a policy related position by 12 months after graduation (compared to 35% prior to Harris)

Many graduates made a career change within 12 months of graduation.

moved up in organization
moved to new organization
started own company

Impacting Organizations Nationwide

Guide House Housing and Urban Development Chicago Obama Foundation Cook County Mathematica
“In a time where policy is being driven by data, we can’t forget about the stories of communities we are supposed to serve and how they're impacted. I want to be that person who can tell stories with numbers, and Harris has been invaluable in helping me reach that goal.”
Johnathan Hill, AM’22
Program Manager, Community Engagement

Total Years of Work Experience

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EMP Career Outcomes Report

These data are career outcomes for 2022 graduates, 12 months after graduation.

The Harris Public Policy Evening Master's Program is a four-quarter program designed for working mid-career professionals to gain a solid foundation in the fundamentals of data analytics, economic analysis, leadership, and the strategic foundations of public policy. Graduates are prepared to use this toolkit to drive organizations forward and tackle leadership challenges.*

Average Salary Increase

*As working professionals completing advanced coursework, many candidates wait to actively pursue career changes until after graduation. The data below are the changes of career outcomes for 2022 graduates, from at graduation to 12 months after graduation.

Salary change is only among students who have secured a new position with a new employer or have changed function, geography, and/or level with the same employer. Salary change is from prior to Harris to 12 months after graduation.

Type of Career Change

Represents the 66% of students seeking to make a career change.