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Living in Chicago is one of the most exciting parts of coming to Harris for many students. Victoria Sellas, MPP Class of 2022, observes that while Chicago deserves to be celebrated, it is also important to respect and acknowledge the challenges the community faces today, especially as residents continue to face deepened disparities brought about by COVID-19.
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The University of Chicago is home to avid readers from many walks of life. We asked Harris faculty and staff to give some of their top reading recommendations.
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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. Our application for EMP cohorts launching in 2022 is now open. Read our blog overview of career outcomes, program breakdown, and the EMP student body.
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Jenny Erickson, Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Marketing Strategy at UChicago Harris Public Policy, answers questions about the academic and professional values of short-term Credential Programs using the example of the seven-week Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program (DPSS).
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Students frequently have questions related to transcripts—details on which ones we need and how to submit them, and what we are looking at when we review them. Review this helpful guide as you are completing your application by the Early Action deadline on October 5, 11:59 p.m. (Central Daylight Time)!
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The Early Action Deadline to apply to Harris is October 5 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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Kusala Molligoda, MPP Class of 2022, serves as an Orientation Program Manager. In this post, he shares his tips on ways Harris students can make the most of the services offered by Academic Advising.
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As you’re planning to apply to Harris, you may already be thinking about your outcomes after graduation. We’re happy to share the following benefits, experiences, and outcomes for the Master of Arts in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) program.
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Being a graduate student is both rewarding and challenging. It is important that you practice self-care by putting support systems in place to bolster you as you progress through your graduate education. Victoria Sellas, MPP Class of 2022, writes some words of advice on self-care for her fellow Harristas.
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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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One of the unique features of the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program is the opportunity to engage in hands-on policy research. The faculty-led Capstone Research Project is the culmination and highlight of the seven-week program. We spoke with Austin Wright, Assistant Professor and DPSS Faculty Director, to learn more about the capstone project.
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The Admissions team has created a series of virtual sessions on Applying to Grad School. We're delighted to share a summary of those recordings with you!
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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. Read more...
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As part of our new series on application tips from Harris students, Lina Wu, MPP class of 2023, and Izzie Hirschy, MPP class of 2022, share tips for successfully preparing your application.
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As we near the end of summer, many students plan to attend in-person classes in the fall. Whether you are new to UChicago, a second year student, or a Chicago resident, we wanted to share some activities and restaurants in Hyde Park that no one should overlook.
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Many Harris students bring years of work experience to our community, as well as partners and families. Balancing the return to school with family responsibilities can sometimes be daunting, so in this blog, we share some resources for students with partners and families as they plan the transition to Harris.
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The Evening Master’s Program (EMP) application is open for cohorts starting Spring 2022 and Fall 2022. We sat down with Jessica Gagle, Director of the Evening Master's Program, to answer questions and share tips on how students can get started on their EMP application.
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Liz Nelson, MSCAPP’21, shares why Computer Science with Applications 1 was foundational to her learning at Harris and in her new role as a Software Engineer at Ad Hoc LLC.
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Incoming students may still have questions about which sections of Microeconomics and Statistics to select in the Core. Kusala Molligoda, MPP Class of 2022, covers some key differences between the two courses and provides an overview of the coding proficiency needed to maximize the Harris Core experience.
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Our application for the Fall of 2022 is now open! As you’re working through your application or beginning your graduate search process you may be wondering which program is the best fit for you. We’ve shared some frequently asked questions with two of our Directors, Jenny Erickson and Devon Reber Drehmer.