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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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Dec 5 2023

Online MPA Information Session: Application Workshop

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Dec 9 2023

UIC Fall Commencement

Saturday, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
Credit Union 1 Arena
Jan 30 2024

UPP's Housing Justice Panel Discussion and Reception Honoring the Legacy of UPP Professor Janet Smith

Tuesday, 5:30 pm–8:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art
May 3 2024

CUPPA Commencement

Friday, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
UIC Dorin Forum

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