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

ADMISSIONS UPDATES: Our admissions requirements for master-level programs have changed for Fall 2024 and beyond! Check out the new requirements HERE!

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 2024  U.S. News and World Report Public Affairs rankings recognize UIC as a top public administration graduate program in Illinois, with several top 25 specializations.

#34 of 271 Best Public Affairs Programs

2024 Specialty Rankings

  • Urban Policy #6
  • Public Finance and Budgeting #8
  • Local Government Management #13
  • Public Management and Leadership #33

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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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Aug 26 2024

Fall '24 Semester Begins

Monday, 8:00 am–10:00 pm
Sep 2 2024

Labor Day. No Classes.

Monday, 12:00 am–11:59 pm
Sep 14 2024

UIC Spark

Saturday, 4:00 pm–12:00 am
University Hall Lawn
Sep 21 2024

UIC Open House

Saturday, 9:00 am–2:00 pm
UIC Student Center East
Oct 1 2024

UIC Major Minor Fair

Tuesday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Illinois Room, Student Center East

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