M.A. On Campus

Public Policy and International Relations

University of Chicago

12 months
53766 USD/year
53766 USD/year
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Combine training in public policy analytical tools with a substantive emphasis on international affairs through our two-year Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Relations program at University of Chicago.


Offered jointly by Harris Public Policy and the Committee on International Relations (CIR), the program results in two master of arts degrees—one in public policy and one in international relations.

Key Features 

  • The MA degree program in Public Policy and International Relations from University of Chicago provides the fundamental understanding of public policy and analytics to complement their experience. 
  • It can be completed in one year.

Programme Structure

  • Coursework in the one-year MA program offered by CIR provides a rigorous examination of the political, security, economic, social and cultural forces that shape international affairs. 
  • Formal distribution requirements are interdisciplinary and ensure that students receive a broad analytic understanding of the political and economic dynamics of international relations.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate Application
  • Resume: Upload a current resume, reflecting your work experience, education, community service, professional honors, and any other relevant information.
  • Short Essays: You will be required to answer one brief essay question of your choice (300 words maximum). 
  • Motivation Statement: Prepare a brief and well-articulated response to a prompted question regarding your motivation to pursue graduate studies in public policy (300 words).
  • Transcripts: You may submit unofficial transcripts through the electronic application process.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation: We prefer to have at least one reference from a previous professor who can speak to your academic background and preparedness for graduate studies.
  • GRE Scores.

Tuition Fee

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    53766 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53766 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    53766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53766 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
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