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Welcome to the Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics

Our world is increasingly urban and our leaders must understand the complex problems and governance challenges of urban regions. UIC’s Department of Public Policy, Management, and Analytics provides an opportunity for students to study public administration, public policy, and urban leadership in the vibrant urban laboratory provided by the metropolitan Chicago region.

Our degree programs in Chicago provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively confront the problems that challenge the civic, fiscal, and economic sustainability of our neighborhoods, cities, and regions and to lead the organizations and policy networks critical to the quality of life in our urban communities.

The 2023  U.S. News and World Report Public Affairs rankings recognize UIC as the top public administration graduate program in Illinois, with several top 25 specializations.

#29 of 285 Program Ranking

2023 Specialty Rankings

  • Urban Policy #5
  • Public Finance and Budgeting #10
  • Local Government Management #12
  • Nonprofit Management #30
  • Public Management and Leadership  #32

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UIC’s MPA Program is accredited by the Network of Schools in Public Policy, Affairs and Administration. To achieve this status, the MPA Program must meet certain curricular and operational standards that demonstrate the quality of the curriculum, faculty and student support services.

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Jul 15 2023

UIC-Halsted CTA Station Open, Blue Line Reconstruction Through October 2023

7/15/23, 12:00 am–10/31/23, 12:00 am
Oct 2 2023

CUPPA Involvement Fair

Monday, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Lower Level CUPPA
Oct 5 2023

Online Master of Public Administration Information Session

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Oct 19 2023

Connecting Cook County: An Overview of Cook County’s Support for Microtransit and Multimodal Initiatives

Thursday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Dec 9 2023

UIC Fall Commencement

Saturday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Credit Union 1 Arena

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