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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 2023  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.

#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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Feb 28 2024

What Does it Mean to be Civically Engaged in 2024?

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Daley Library, Room 1-470
Mar 1 2024

CUPPA Career Days 2024

Friday, 2:30 pm–6:00 pm
CUPPA Hall Lower Level
Mar 4 2024

Let's TACO 'bout Burnout!

Monday, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Lower Level, CUPPAH
Mar 5 2024

Public Policy, Management, & Analytics Graduate Degree Information Session

Tuesday, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Zoom
Mar 6 2024

Utilizing Social Advocacy Research to Explore the Effects of Policing on Community Health

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Daley Library, Room 1-470

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