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The Anubhav Lecture Series, South Asia is a unique program hosted by the Harris School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Indian School of Public Policy to bring together individuals who have motivated change at the grassroots level in South Asia and empower them with skills and training to increase their impact. Read more about this exciting opportunity.
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Are you a working professional looking to continue your education and polish your skills? The Harris School of Public Policy offers both degree and non-degree opportunities for individuals ready to move their career forward—while continuing to work full time.
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It isn’t too early to apply to the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program! Here we outline the benefits of applying well in advance.
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If you’re in Chicago and you let the cold weather keep you inside, you’ll be missing out on some of the most classic winter activities! Brave the outdoors and experience the thrill of a Midwestern winter by checking out these Chicago activities you can’t find anywhere else.

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Our non-degree Credential Programs enable you to gain specific skills that can bridge gaps in your portfolio and connect you with the UChicago community before starting your degree.
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One of the most helpful sources 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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Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels writes about his experience seeing 1919 at the iconic Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.
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We wanted to share some answers to frequently asked questions about how  Credential Programs prepare you for your academic and professional career, including examples from the seven-week Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program.
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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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The Harris School of Public Policy is offering a new specialization 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 specialization’s coursework.
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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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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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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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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.