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.

who made a career change increased their salary by an average of $30,000*
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 41% at graduation)

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

moved up in organization
moved to new organization

Impacting Organizations Nationwide

Accenture Allstate American Medical Association Chicago Public Schools UNDP Deloitte
"Today, I lead a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases. My EMP degree was undoubtedly a key component of turning my dream into a reality."
Molly Murray, AM'22
President & CEO
Autoimmune Association

Total Years of Work Experience

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EMP Career Outcomes Report

These data are an aggregate of career outcomes for all 2020 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

*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 same employer. Salary change is from prior to Harris to 12 months after graduation.

Type of Career Change

Represents the 79% of students seeking to make a career change.