OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The objective of the Master of Arts in Public Policy with a Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) program is to prepare students for top-tier Ph.D. programs in economics and political science as well as other social sciences, policy, and business. Applicants should exhibit strong quantitative backgrounds (including exposure to mathematical probability & statistics, multivariate calculus, and matrix algebra) and plan on pursing admission to doctoral programs, seeking careers in academia, think tanks, or other research-oriented policy work. The program will allow students the opportunity to take PhD-level coursework at Chicago Harris, afford them the opportunity to research and work with world-class faculty at the University of Chicago, and enable them to build a high-level research portfolio, further strengthening their candidacy for future PhD programs.
During the 15-month program (including the summer quarter), students will enroll in PhD core courses and participate in faculty-led research.
Students will complete a three quarter research apprenticeship with a faculty member, during which time they will work as research assistants and develop ideas for a research paper to be written in the summer/fall of the second year.
Faculty members will serve as "placement directors" for students pursuing admission to PhD programs after completing the MACRM.
Students will gain competency in research methods, economic theory, game theory, advanced econometrics, and quantitative modeling.
Students will gain hands-on research experience with faculty from various departments at UChicago.
Students will learn the importance and skills of quality research writing and analysis.
Fall (Year 1)
PPHA42000: Applied Econometrics I
PPHA42100: Applied Econometrics II
PPHA44100 Advanced Microeconomics for Policy I
PPHA 44200 Advanced Microeconomics for Policy Analysis II
PPHA41101: Political Economy I: Introduction to Applied Game Theory
PPHA 41102: Political Economy II: Intermediate Applied Theory
PPHA 41103: Political Economy III: Testing Theoretical Models
Fall (Year 2)
Apprenticeship I (cont.)