Our non-degree Credential Programs enable you to gain specific skills that can bridge gaps in your portfolio and connect you with the UChicago community before starting your degree. 

“Transitioning from undergrad to master’s level was challenging when I made the jump a few years ago, and I didn’t want the same thing to happen at Harris. After completing DPSS, I felt much better prepared.” 

— Wrojensky Andre, AM Class of 2021 

Read Wrojensky’s full profile here.  

About Credential Programs 

Designed for students and working professionals from around the world, our non-degree programs range from one to eight weeks in length and cover topics such as coding, persuasive writing, finance, and more. These part-time programs are taught by UChicago faculty and are 100% virtual, offering flexibility with your current studies or work.

Explore your credential program options below:  

Next Steps

Learn more about Credential Program opportunities: 

Please note, admitted students who have accepted their admission (submitted their admission reply form and paid their deposit) before the start date of the Credential Program will receive a discount on the credential program fee.

Admitted students who have yet to accept their admission are still welcome to join a credential program but will not receive the incoming student discount. They may be eligible for other discounts or scholarships provided by the Credential Program. Visit the program of interest for details.

We hope you will take this opportunity to start your UChicago Harris journey early.

Alumni Profiles

Learn about Credential Program alumni who enrolled in a Harris graduate degree program: