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Want to learn more about the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy? Please join members of our staff for coffee chats in Chicago and surrounding suburbs this winter! We will be available to answer your application questions or general inquiries about Harris.
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The Student Recruitment and Global Outreach team would like to share eight tips for completing a successful application!
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During the four-week University of Chicago Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program (DPSS), top global students and young professionals gain a foundation in data analytics and build community while exploring all that Chicago has to offer. We asked the 2019 DPSS graduates to tell us about their experiences outside of the classroom.
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Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the Faculty & Staff Holiday Party
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We frequently receive this question from eager students searching for opportunities to strengthen their application, as well as those who are concerned about specific aspects of their application. Read more to hear our thoughts on these questions!
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We are reposting this blog just in time for you to request letters of recommendation before the Round Two Deadline January 23, 2020. Thanks to our Director of Student Recruitment, Devon Reber Drehmer, for this post!
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December isn’t too early to plan for your summer, especially when there are many benefits to applying to the Data and Policy Summer Scholar (DPSS) Program by the December 13 Early Action deadline.
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We host Diversity Day each year for talented underrepresented individuals to get to know the Harris School of Public Policy and its community. This fall, students participated in the first Diversity Day hosted in The Keller Center. Watch the video, read the full recap, and read Hana Passen, MSCAPP 2021, reflect on the experience.
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Students recently had the unique opportunity to hear a panel composed of a Nobel laureate, top UChicago economists, and the president of the Obama Foundation as they discussed the question, ""

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Ever wonder what motivates a political compromise? Or why individuals in society fail to address shared social problems? Analytical Politics I, a required course taken by all Harris Master of Public Policy students in their first quarter, addresses these problems head-on. That’s why it has become my favorite class this quarter...
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At the beginning of the fall quarter, incoming and second year students flooded the doors of the Keller Center to participate in UChicago Service Day.
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Matt Shomo describes how he broadened his academic and professional horizons with Congressman Mike Quigley's Contemporary US Intelligence.
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At Harris, we are looking forward to a lively and informative Diversity Day, where our community will have the opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion efforts and connect with Harris alumni, students, and speakers. We asked some Harris community members who attended last year’s Diversity Day what they were hoping to come away with from this year’s event.
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We are so glad you’re thinking of attending a campus visit at Harris Public Policy! This is a great first step in getting to know Harris culture, seeing what classes are like, and learning what the application process entails. Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your time here.

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Harris Student Government leaders reflect on projects that will make an impact on future classes, and give advice to applicants.
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Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Ta-Nehesi Coates, and Pete Buttigieg - though this sounds like the opening line of a promising joke, it’s also a list of three people I’ve had the chance to hear from since starting at Harris this fall.
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Thanks to Alejandro D. González, Master of Arts in International Development and Policy (MAIDP) Candidate 2020, for writing this post on intentionally building community with his cohort.
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As we look forward to welcoming prospective students to campus throughout the Fall, our Admissions team wanted to share their favorite spots around the University and our Hyde Park neighborhood. Check out some of our recommendations the next time you are in town!
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Meet Sparkle Dalphinis, Associate Director of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach at the Harris School of Public Policy, as well as other student and alumni leaders in Diversity and Inclusion.
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Our deadlines for summer 2020 are around the corner. Make sure you are ready to submit your application by using this checklist. More information about summer program application requirements and deadlines can be found here. Email us your questions at [email protected]

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