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Master’s Program

Master of Arts in Public Policy

Program Highlights

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Develop the theoretical foundation and analytical skills needed to take on today's pressing policy challenges.

The one-year MA is a professional degree program designed for those who already have an advanced degree but want to understand the public policy aspects of their field and are interested in attending school full-time. In coursework, you'll build critical thinking and analytical skills in the core curriculum that teaches you to make data-driven decisions now and throughout your career. Through applied experiences in Chicago and beyond, you’ll meet face-to-face with professionals in the field to analyze urgent policy problems and design solutions that work, using the latest science and technology.

Designed For

Designed for students with an advanced degree who are seeking a multidisciplinary approach to the study of public policy. This program is also available to students enrolling for other graduate programs at the University.

Focus Areas

Offered by the University of Chicago’s (opens in new tab) Harris School of Public Policy.

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At a Glance

1 year Full-time
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