The University of Chicago offers two options to earn a bachelor of arts degree and a Master's degree in public policy while enrolled in the College: 

  • Five Year Master in Public Policy with the College (BA/MPP)
  • Five Year MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy with the College (BA/MSCAPP)

Five Year Master in Public Policy with the College (BA/MPP)

The Five Year Master in Public Policy with the College (BA/MPP) program offers undergraduate students at the University of Chicago an opportunity to begin their professional training in public policy while still in the College, leading to the award of a four-year undergraduate degree in their declared major and a two-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree after five years of studies at the University of Chicago.

Interested students should submit their formal application to the program by April 15 of their third year in the College.

Learn more about the BA/MPP degree program.


Five Year MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy with the College (BA/MSCAPP)

Harris Public Policy, in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, offers University of Chicago undergraduate students an opportunity to begin their professional training in the growing field of data science in public policy while still in the College. In the Five Year MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy with the College (BA/MSCAPP), students earn a four-year undergraduate degree in their declared major and a two-year Master of Science in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) after five years of study at the University of Chicago.

Interested students should submit their formal application to the program by April 15 of their third year in the College. Please note that BA/MSCAPP program applicants are exempt from the application fee.

Visit the BA/MSCAPP degree page to learn more about the program and how to apply.