You can expect the education, opportunities, and support you need.

At Harris Public Policy, you can expect the education, opportunities, and support you need to turn your passion for doing good into proven social impact. You can expect to be challenged and stimulated by a community of fearless individuals who are like-minded in their pursuits of rigorous inquiry and measurable impact, and unique in their diverse backgrounds and interests.

Whether your background is econ or English, at a food bank or the World Bank, you’ll benefit from a core curriculum that gives you a solid analytical foundation and elective courses from across the University that will take you from good intentions to proven results. We’ll teach you to face the world’s toughest problems, challenge the easy answers, and make smarter, data-driven decisions that lead to the change you want to see.

Together with your Harris classmates, in courses, with mentors, through student organizations, and in the field, you’ll confront issues arising right here in Chicago and around the world—and design solutions that work, using the latest science and technology.