At Harris Public Policy, classroom study is only half the equation.

Through practice-based experiences in Chicago and around the globe, you'll round out your educational experience at Harris and gain invaluable professional training. 

Policy Labs

When you enroll in our signature applied experience program, Harris Policy Labs, you will be immersed in an intensive experiential learning initiative in which teams of MPP students apply their course work to real-time public policy challenges facing client organizations. Completion of the program will help better prepare you to become a policy professional and will give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

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Beyond Harris' Policy Labs, you will also find a wealth of opportunities to apply what you learn in the classroom. You can work with professionals in the field and kick-start your career plans through summer internships, and our one-of-a-kind mentor program. And as a part-time student, you will take four seminar-style classes that will focus on a different policy area.