What’s the Harris advantage?

Fearless thinkers like you—from all sectors, ideologies, and backgrounds—come to Harris Public Policy to ask the hard questions on issues they care about. Whatever your passion, we’ll help you make a measurable impact.

Programs and Degrees

Harris offers seven full-time master’s programs, including our flagship program, the Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The Evening Master’s Program @ 1871 is our part-time program designed for mid-career professionals. Students can earn an MA in Public Policy in just four quarters.

Harris offers nine joint degree programs for students who want to make an impact on public policy issues in specific areas such as business, law, or social services.

The PhD program at Harris emphasizes a rigorous foundation in microeconomics, econometrics, and political economy. The program prepares students for careers in academia, industry, and government. 

We also offer executive education programs, a Summer Scholar program, and the opportunity to get a taste of Harris through the Graduate Student-at-Large Program.

William Howell

Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics

William Howell

William Howell has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on Obama's education initiatives, distributive politics, and the normative foundations of executive power.