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UChicago Harris non-degree programs are designed to help you sharpen in-demand skills and open doors to your next step—without requiring you to commit to a full-time degree program.
Harris offers a wide range of part-time, non-degree programs built to develop applied critical skills in data science, leadership, and specific policy domains such as international finance.
The programs enable you to deep dive into a new skill so you can advance your academic and career development—by participating in a focused course of study that lasts just a few weeks.
Through Harris Executive Education programs, emerging and established leaders across sectors and industries learn proven strategies to tackle the most challenging public policy issues and bring new levels of creativity, insight, and analysis to your work.
Discover the unique networking and leadership development opportunities of the six-month CLA program, designed for emerging and high-potential leaders in nonprofit organizations and local government agencies within Cook County and the City of Chicago.
Civic Leadership Academy
Recognizing that substantial research experience and individual mentorship are key to successful admission to top PhD programs, the Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy matches exceptional graduates of professional master’s degree programs in public policy and administration with opportunities for research training, additional coursework, and faculty mentorship needed to prepare for an academic career.
Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy