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You’ve submitted your application! This is an exciting time for you—and for us. You’ve taken the next step in your academic and career journey, and you’re ahead of the curve by submitting so early. After you submitted your application you probably took a deep breath—or maybe let out a breath you’d been holding in—and you may think all there is left to do is wait for decisions to be released in mid-February. But wait! There are a few things we think you should consider between now and decision release.
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As we approach our Round 1 deadline on December 1, one of the most helpful source of application tips are students who are already #InAtHarris. We hope you find these tips from our incoming class of 2024 helpful as you complete your application.
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As you consider a Credential Program to advance your career and education, we've gathered some frequently asked questions to help you navigate our programs: Data Analytics Credential (DAC), Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program, Persuasive Writing Credential (PWC), and the UChicago-PKU International Policy Action Lab (IPAL).
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The next deadline to apply to Harris is December 1 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Standard Time). While it’s one of our favorite parts of the application reading experience, we know that writing essay components can be anxiety-inducing for applicants. As you finalize your application, here is some helpful guidance on approaching and starting your motivational statement and essays.
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Embarking on a full-time graduate degree is a big commitment. Harris Credential Programs can help prepare you for graduate school while you work or complete your undergraduate studies. We’ve shared three ways credentials can support your graduate study using the example of the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) program.
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Our next application deadline of December 1 is just around the corner! We frequently receive questions from eager students on how they can strengthen their application. Before you apply, we wanted to give you some tips on how you can make your application stand out—read more to hear Jenny Erickson, Senior Director of Enrollment Management, share her thoughts on these frequently asked questions!
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Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels writes about his experience seeing 1919 at the iconic Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.
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Andie Ingram Eccles, Associate Director of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach, answers questions about how  Credential Programs prepare you for your academic and professional career, including examples from the seven-week Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program (DPSS).
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After completing the rigorous Core Curriculum, Harris MPP students often say they felt better prepared to make meaningful, data-driven contributions in their summer internships. We asked a few second year MPP students to tell us about their internship experiences.
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Funding and financial aid are top concerns for many students—especially international students who need to indicate a certain amount of funds in order to apply for the F-1 or J-1 student visa. This is why we have put together six tips to help as you prepare to invest in your future.
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We are excited to return to a fully in-person Diversity Visit Day (DVD). Our main programming will take place on Friday, October 28, with additional programming on October 27 and 29. Read this post for an overview and to apply to attend.
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With deadlines for the summer of 2023 approaching, we’ve provided you this checklist to make sure you are ready to submit a complete and strong application to the Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program.
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The Admissions team has rolled out a series of virtual sessions on application tips called Applying to Grad School. We have rounded up the recordings for your reference as you complete your application. Our next deadline to apply is tomorrow, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. CDT (UTC-5).
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One of the most common topics applicants ask us about are the letters of recommendation. These letters are an important part of your application and provide the committee with helpful information and insight into your ability to be successful at Harris Public Policy. In this post, Senior Director of Student Recruitment Devon Reber Drehmer answers some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope these answers will be helpful to you as you are completing your application before the December 1 deadline!
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The application for Harris programs beginning in the fall of 2023 is open, and our Round 1 Deadline is coming up on December 1. We wanted to share some information about GRE test requirements and waivers before you get started.
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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 deadline on December 1. We interviewed two second year MPP students, Nina Levine and Noah Fischer, to share their application experience, challenges, and advice.
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Our 2023 application is now open, and the Early Action deadline of October 4 is just around the corner! Before (or after) you start your application, we encourage you to join us for a campus visit. You can chat with current students and the Admissions team as well as explore the neighborhood. Below are some activities and restaurants in and around Hyde Park that no one should overlook.
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The University of Chicago is home to avid readers from many walks of life. A brief stroll around campus and you will pass the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, which houses a world-renowned collection of scholarly work; 57th St. Books, which caters to the vast literary interests of the community; Powell’s Books, Chicago’s largest independent dealer in quality used, bargain, antiquarian, and out of print books; as well as six on-campus libraries (not to mention student borrowing privileges at several local museums and archives). We asked Harris faculty and staff to give some of their top reading recommendations.
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The Harris School of Public Policy is offering a new certificate for its students, Social and Economic Inequality. We spoke with Professor Dan Black to get the details and learn what students can look forward to exploring through the certificate’s coursework.
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The application for the Evening Master’s Program (EMP) cohort beginning in Spring of 2023 is now open! We sat down with Director of the Evening Master's Program Jessica Gagle to answer questions and share tips on how students can work through on their EMP application. Learn more about application deadlines and quarter starts.