As you are researching graduate programs, I know you are taking many factors into consideration: academic excellence, professional outcomes, location, reputation, and more. While you are narrowing down your top choices, you are also weighing your ability to complete and submit your application. 

My team and I are aware of the many unique challenges many people continue to face in this current environment. So, for the 2022 admission cycle, the Harris School of Public Policy's full time master's programs will extend its test-optional admission process for all applicants—domestic and international. The policy is open to students who do not wish to share their scores and to students who are unable to take the GRE or GMAT.

Our test-optional policy applies to the four programs listed below.

Our FAQ provides additional information on our test-optional policy, including answers to frequently asked questions about deciding whether or not to submit test scores.

As the Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy—and a Harris alum myself—I can testify firsthand to the transformative impact of Harris Public Policy. Now, more than ever, we need policy leaders who are bright and passionate about making an impact to transform society and make a difference. 

I took a crucial step when I began the Harris application process, and I encourage you to move forward with your application. If you have questions or would like more information, please register for an upcoming event with my team.

Stay safe and well.

Ranjan C. Daniels, AM'94
Senior Associate Dean
Student Recruitment & Global Outreach
Harris School of Public Policy | University of Chicago