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The University of Chicago Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
Established 1988[1]
Type Private
Dean Colm O'Muircheartaigh
Students 200
Location Chicago, Illinois, USA
Campus Urban

The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies is one of the nation's leading graduate public policy schools devoted to public policy research, analysis, and training. Part of The University of Chicago, the Harris School is located on the University's main campus in Woodlawn, immediately south of Hyde Park. In addition to policy studies and policy analysis, the school requires its students to pursue a thorough training in economics and statistics through preliminary examinations and intensive course requirements. Further, the Harris School is known for its curricular interactions with the University-at-large, with students drawing upon the offerings of the Booth School of Business, Law School, School of Social Service Administration, and the Graduate Division of the Social Sciences.



The Harris School offers three full-time professional masters degree programs: a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.), an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, and a one-year A.M. in Public Policy Studies. Further, a Ph.D. degree program is offered to students looking to pursue a career designing and conducting policy-relevant research. Last, accelerated joint degree offerings internal to the University exist to Harris School students, in particular, the M.P.P./J.D., M.P.P./M.B.A., and M.P.P./A.M. programs.

The Harris School offers the opportunity for concentrated study in the following areas (but not limited to):

The Harris School's main building

Harris School Policy and Research Centers

  • Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
  • Center for Policy Practice
  • Pritzker Consortium on Early Childhood Development
  • Center for Social Program Evaluation
  • The Program on Political Institutions
  • Cultural Policy Center

Selected faculty and administrators

  • Norman M. Bradburn - Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
  • Kerwin Charles - Steans Family Professor and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Don L. Coursey - Ameritech Professor of Public Policy
  • Charles Glaser - Deputy Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor in Public Policy
  • Jeffrey Grogger - Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy
  • Larry V. Hedges - Professor
  • Ariel Kalil - Associate Professor
  • Robert J. LaLonde - Professor
  • Willard G. Manning - Professor
  • Susan E. Mayer - Professor
  • David O. Meltzer - Associate Professor
  • Bruce D. Meyer - McCormick Tribune Professor
  • Robert T. Michael - former Dean, Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor
  • Colm A. O'Muircheartaigh - Dean and Professor
  • Tomas J. Philipson - Professor
  • Barry Sullivan (lawyer) - Senior Lecturer
  • C. Cybele Raver - Associate Professor; Director, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy
  • Raaj Sah - Professor
  • Duncan J. Snidal - Associate Professor; Director, Committee on International Relations (CIR)
  • Charles Wheelan - Senior Lecturer


  1. ^ "History of the Harris School". Harris School of Public Policy Studies. Retrieved July 19, 2009. ". Established in 1988, the Harris School emerged from an interdepartmental Committee on Public Policy Studies." 

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