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Master’s Program • MACRM

Master of Arts in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods

Program Highlights

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Get one-on-one faculty mentoring and experience in public policy research and quantitative methods.

This 15-month Master’s program is part-public policy degree, part-research apprenticeship, and part-intensive research methods training. In addition to policy courses in your area of interest, you will have the opportunity to take PhD-level course work at the Harris School of Public Policy, focusing on topics such as economic theory, game theory, advanced statistics/econometrics, political economy, and quantitative modeling. You will build a high-level research portfolio and further strengthen your candidacy for top PhD programs or policy institutes.

Designed For

Designed to be a stepping stone to either a PhD or serious quantitative research jobs in academia, think tanks, or policy organizations.

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

15 months Full-time
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