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The MSCAPP Committee understands that due to current unusual circumstances, applicants may be unable to complete the GRE at this time. Learn more about the University of Chicago's Hardship Request process for applicants here. Applicants who do not submit GRE scores should demonstrate academic and quantitative strength in other ways, including but not limited to academic transcripts.

Applicants from the UChicago College Class of 2020 who are applying for the Susanne H. Rudolph Scholarship can visit this page for additional information.

Find more details about requirements and application deadlines here.


The CAPP program is intended for students who have a strong interest in learning skills to use policy analysis, data, and technology to address the challenges of the public sector, social issues, and government efficiency.

As with the Harris Master of Public Policy program and the Master of Science in Computer Science programs, students need to have significant undergraduate and professional achievements, including strong quantitative skills. While students with a background in computer science are welcome in the program, applicants are not expected to have a background in computer science prior to joining the program. 

Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit GRE/GMAT scores, transcripts of all coursework, a resume, three letters of reference, and answer two brief essay questions using an on-line admissions system.