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Public Policy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #10 (QS) , IL,
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, our one-year MA program in public policy  provides the fundamental understanding of public policy and analytics to complement their experience.

About

Our curriculum consists of any six of the seven core courses available to MPP candidates and three electives, for a total of nine courses. If you plan to combine this degree with another one-year master’s degree at the University, both degrees must be awarded during the same quarter. Those interested in the public policy studies program should inquire about formal arrangements when they apply to their primary program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for Data Analysis 
  • Mathematical Statistics for Public Policy
  • Analytical Politics II: Developed World
  • Principles of Microeconomics and Public Policy
  • Advanced Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • Principles of Microeconomics and Public 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    104

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General Requirements

  • Electronic unofficial transcripts
  • Official course by course for any institution outside the United States where candidate received a degree
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Candidate statement
  • Resume/CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7018 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7018 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7018 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7018 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7018 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7018 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

At Chicago Harris, they know that the cost for your degree will be significant; we are committed to helping identify financial resources to assist with managing the cost. Financial aid is calculated based on a standardized cost of attendance: tuition, room and board, books, transportation, and personal/miscellaneous expenses for three academic quarters (nine months). The Office of Admissions notifies you of any merit scholarship award at the time of your admission. At that time, we also provide you with information on applying for loans and work.

Financial Aid for Master's Students

Each year, approximately 30-40 percent of Chicago Harris students receive some kind of financial aid. The School assists many students with both scholarships and fellowships that are awarded on a competitive, merit basis. Additionally, the University provides loan assistance and work-study to students who demonstrate financial need. You can learn more about financial aid for master’s students here.

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