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The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy blends our legacy of evidence-based policy research and analytical tools with a real-world inquiry of current topics that challenge today’s leaders.

Evening Master's Program Overview

The Harris Evening Master’s Program (EMP) is an ideal fit for mid-career professionals from all industries, including nonprofits, law, education, consulting, healthcare, and more. We provide a deep understanding of policy fundamentals and a strong foundation in analytical tools that will augment your current skill set, helping you become a more informed leader and decision-maker.

Our part-time program is designed to accommodate the demands of personal, family, and work that are unique to mid-career professionals. Cohorts are admitted in Autumn (September) and Spring (March). Spaces per cohort are limited; we encourage you to apply early.

The application for programs beginning in spring (March) and fall (September) of 2023 is now openapply now.

To receive a short video overview of our academic programs, please complete this form.

To connect with a member of our team about the Evening Master's Program, register for an event or submit a request for more information.

Evening Master's Program Snapshot

  • Schedule and timing: two evening classes per week, one Saturday per quarter, with September and March start dates.

  • Learning format: tight-knit cohort model of Chicago mid-career peer leaders, led by world-class UChicago faculty.

  • Speed to degree: entire program takes four quarters (15 months) to complete.

  • Applications are reviewed for both admissions decisions and scholarships. Complete this short form for more information on scholarships.

  • NO GRE/GMAT or other test score required to apply.

  • Location: Convene, 311 West Monroe, located between South Franklin and South Wacker Streets in The Loop. Convene is ideal for working professionals downtown. Students are a short walk from Ogilvie and Union Station and the 37 CTA bus, and a few blocks from the Quincy and Washington/Wells CTA “L” station. View more about the transit and parking near Convene on their website.

  • Students will have access to resources in Hyde Park, such as events in the Keller center or the UChicago Library, while using the Convene space for class, office hours with faculty or teaching assistants, and to meet with staff members supporting the EMP.

  • In addition to classroom space, students will have IT/AV support on site, complimentary refreshments, and access to open gallery space during scheduled hours.

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Want to Apply?

The application for the next cohorts launching in March and September of 2023 is now open. Complete this short form to receive a 3-minute video overview of our academic programs.

Applications received after the targeted application deadline will be reviewed as space is available and may be reviewed for a future quarter.  

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