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Ezra Serrins, MPP Class of 2023, shares some advice on getting the most value out of your academic experience at Harris.
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Sahila Kudalkar, MPP Class of 2023, shares some advice to incoming students on finding on-campus jobs.
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While tips on applying to grad school from the Admissions team can be helpful to prospective students as they work through their application, we know many of you are also eager to hear more from current students, especially ahead of our final deadline for the class starting this fall. We interviewed two first year MPP students Nina Levine and Noah Fischer, to share their application experience, challenges, and advice.
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Tylor Collier, MPP Class of 2023, writes about how she landed her job as a Graduate Assistant (GA) with the Student Recruitment and Global Outreach team and what her day-to-day work entails. Interested in applying for graduate assistantships at Harris and across campus? Incoming students can apply through the GRAD Gargoyle and HarrisLink websites.
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The final deadline to apply to the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy for the class starting in fall 2022 is June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CDT (UTC-5). Your Harris Admissions team would like to share seven quick and helpful video tips for completing a successful application!
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Johnathan Hill, EMP Class of 2022 shares his recommendations for prospective and incoming students as they approach the application process and graduate school experience.
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Johnathan Hill, EMP Class of 2022, discusses his first-year in the Evening Master’s Program (EMP) and the classes and programs he appreciates most. In the second part of the interview, he will share his advice with prospective and incoming students.
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Just in time for the final application deadline on June 15, June Yom, MPP Class of 2022, recalls her own application experience and shares her advice for applying to Harris.
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In a session on Taking Advanced Classes in the Core, Professor Tom Coleman, PhD’84 and Senior Lecturer at Harris, lays out some of the core differences between these classes.
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Time management is an essential skill when it comes to making the most of your graduate school experience. Below are some tips and resources to help you find the balance between your studies, work, and making connections.
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The Evening Master's Program (EMP) at Harris is specifically designed to equip you with the skills to help you make a measurable impact in Chicago and around the world, all while continuing to work at your organization. The final deadline to apply to the class starting in fall 2022 is June 15. Read our blog overview of career outcomes, program breakdown, and the EMP student body.
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Harris Policy Labs is a unique initiative in which teams of second-year (or second-third quarter MA) Harris students apply their rigorous core education to real-time public policy challenges facing client organizations. Students who complete the program have the chance to make an impact in their policy area of interest before they graduate, and are better-prepared policy professionals with a competitive advantage in the job market.

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The Harris Core Curriculum (“the Core”) is a two-quarter sequence of six foundational courses in microeconomics, statistics for data analysis, and analytical politics. The Core is a distinguishing aspect of the Harris academic experience and sets Harris apart from other policy graduate programs. Lindsay Hiser, MPP Class of 2023, shares her experience taking courses in the Core Curriculum and her reflections on its impact.
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We regularly host Roundtables with alumni of the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program who share their UChicago experience and advice for prospective students. We asked alumni how they applied their skills in the workplace.

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We regularly host Roundtables with alumni of the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program who share their UChicago experience and advice for prospective students. We asked alums how they navigated the quantitative coursework of DPSS. Below are pieces of their testimonies. Access our webinar recordings or our DPSS Alumni Stories webpage for additional highlights.
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Harris graduates bring a range of in-demand skills to employers all around the world. Kevin Hartman, MBA/MPP’98, Chief Analytics Evangelist, Google, notes, “The students that I’m seeing that come to us from the Harris School have that kind of rigor—and the ability to do the deep, quantitative thinking and analysis—and yet have the great way of linking that to discussion, conversation, and storytelling." As you decide where you will make your next academic home, we wanted to share a quick overview of our career outcomes.
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Harris Student Organizations are an opportunity to make connections, put policy into practice, and develop and refine your leadership, teamwork, and project management skills. Interested in learning more? Admissions is hosting a series of Harris Student Organization Community Chats April 11–15, which are casual, conversational meetings with members of HSOs to ask questions in a small group format.
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For admitted students joining us for in-person Admitted Student Days April 7–9, we wanted to gather a complete itinerary in one place for your reference.
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Victor Hinardi, MPP Class of 2023, writes about his experiences working with Harris staff.
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Admitted Student Week is a chance for newly admitted students to connect with current and incoming students, as well as alumni, hear from faculty across policy areas, learn about the student support offered at Harris, and see the unique opportunities to study public policy and gain hands-on experience. We asked the Admissions team what they look forward to most about Admitted Student Week April 4–9.