An application process designed for working professionals.

Application Process

  • Applications for the Evening Master's Program are accepted on a rolling admissions (space-available) basis. Demand for the program has been strong and enrollment for the Winter 2018 cohort has closed. You can request information or apply now for our next session that will begin in Fall 2018.
  • Applications take about 15 minutes to complete and can only be submitted through the University’s online application. The application requests contact and biographical information, a resume, and references. You can save your application and work on it at your convenience.
  • While test scores are not required, an interview is. The interview can be conducted at 1871, in Hyde Park at Harris, or via Skype.


Tuition for the Harris Public Policy Evening Master's Program at 1871 will be $12,609 per quarter for the 2017 - 2018 academic year based on the typical 225 units per term. The total cost of all four quarters is expected to be around $50,436 plus any fees.

A Night and Weekend Membership to 1871 is included as part of your tuition, as well as access to the libraries at the University of Chicago, the career services resources at Harris Public Policy and UChicago Grad, and any of the other services and facilities in the Harris building on the Hyde Park campus.

Financial Aid

As a part-time student, you can qualify for financial aid as well as merit based scholarships.

No separate application is required for merit based scholarships; you only need check the appropriate box on the Harris application for admission.

You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for the Federal Education Loan Program (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and Federal Direct PLUS Loan). Alternative (Private) Loans can also be an option for some students.

The UChicago Student Loan Administration (SLA) outlines the application steps and provides other resources about graduate financial aid.

Pre-Enrollment Programs

Admitted Students' Day

All students who have been admitted to the Evening Master's Program can attend an Admitted Students' Day. Admitted students will have the opportunity to hear from faculty and representatives from Academic and Student Affairs and Career Development. Details will be available under Admissions Events at least one month prior to the event.


Students enrolling in the Evening Master's Program should plan to attend two Saturday orientation sessions: New Student Orientation and the Harris Math Pre-Core Program, a refresher class to help you prepare for the math component of the program. There will be similar math prep classes before the start of each term that will be tailored to the to the math needed during that term.


Our Admissions team can provide more information about applying to the Evening Master's as well as requirements, deadlines, and options for financing your education.

Information sessions are held regularly. Many of them take place downtown at 1871.