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The application for Harris programs beginning in the fall of 2023 is open, and our Early Action Deadline is coming up on October 4. 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 Early Action Deadline on October 4. We interviewed two second year MPP students, Nina Levine and Noah Fischer, to share their application experience, challenges, and advice.
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The Early Action Deadline to apply to Harris is October 4 at 11:59 p.m. (Central Daylight 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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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.
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Incoming students starting at Harris this fall will often be juggling several tasks. From coursework, to searching for an internship, to attending events and lectures, UChicago has several platforms to help ensure you maximize the value of your grad school experience. In this blog, we include a list of the platforms you will most frequently encounter during your time at the University of Chicago, and especially Harris. We hope this serves as a quick guide to common resource systems over the coming months.
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Data and Programming for Public Policy I - R (PPHA 30535) is the first installment in a data science course sequence at Harris where students learn to program in the coding language R. Lindsay Hiser, MPP Class of 2023, shares her experience taking the course with Associate Professor Peter Ganong during the Spring 2022 quarter. If you’re interested in experiencing a class with Peter Ganong, attend his Masterclass on Thursday, August 11 to learn about the impact of public policies on people facing financial difficult financial circumstances.
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Our application for the class starting in fall of 2023 will open at the end of this summer. 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 Senior Director of Enrollment Management Jenny Erickson's thoughts on these frequently asked questions!
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Our application will be opening soon, so we are sharing application tips for those who want to get a head start on applying to Harris. 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 Early Action deadline on October 5!
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Established in 2015, The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts promotes discussion, understanding, and resolution of global conflicts through research, education, and engagement with the global policy community. As part of the education component of its mission, The Pearson Institute annually awards Fellowships to a select group of distinguished MPP students.
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Applicants frequently request more information on the application rounds and the benefits of one deadline over the other. If you are interested in our full-time degree programs, we recommend applying by the earliest deadline possible. Read about the benefits of applying early.
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Our application for the class starting in Autumn 2023 will open at the end of summer—we will update you via email and the blog as the date is finalized. As you begin your application process you may be wondering which of our programs is the best fit for you. We’ve shared a brief video overview of our programs as well as some frequently asked questions with Senior Directors Jenny Erickson and Devon Reber Drehmer.
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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 July 5. Read our blog overview of career outcomes, program breakdown, and the EMP student body.
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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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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.