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The MPP, MPA/ID, and MC/MPA programs offer a wait list. Any decision to admit an individual from the waitlist is based on the contents of the original file.
Deferral requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are granted for special circumstances, only after an applicant is admitted to a program. Applicants are expected to apply in the year in which they wish to enroll.
All Harvard Kennedy School programs require full-time attendance.
Harvard Kennedy School students may cross-register at other Harvard graduate schools, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at
We are looking to prepare individuals for work in the public sector, or employment that is in some way connected to public service. Therefore, one of the most crucial parts of the application is your commitment to public service and leadership potential. These two characteristics are often demonstrated through professional experience and volunteer work during and after college. The
We do not require a minimum score for the GRE/GMAT examination or a minimum Grade Point Average.
The Harvard Kennedy School does not offer any evening courses.
You may only apply for one Harvard Kennedy School program per admissions season.
While standardized test scores are an important measure of academic ability, a greater emphasis is placed upon the quality and depth of your past professional experience, as well as future potential.
Harvard University employees may use TAP to pay tuition: