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The MPA Program requires two years (four semesters) of full-time study in residence at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). MPA candidates complete 16 units of academic credit, 2 courses from one of the HKS Policy Areas and one course in each of the following areas:
The remainder of the 16 courses a student must take during their two years in residence is up to the student, with guidance from faculty and administrators.
Students in the MPA program frequently pursue concurrent degrees allowing them to work toward two degrees simultaneously.
Please review Joint and Concurrent Degrees for further information.