Course Offerings and IGA Concentration

IGA concentrators will complete a rigorous program of six IGA concentration credits in addition to the MPP Core Curriculum and an IGA-related Policy Analysis Exercise.

One of the six required IGA courses will be the following Foundation Course:

  • International & Global Affairs:  Concepts & Applications

Students will select their other five required credits from a wide range of IGA options, taking 2 credits worth of electives in at least two different substantive IGA elements from the following list:

  • human rights;
  • environment, health and resources;
  • security;
  • trade and finance; or
  • science and technology.

The complete list of IGA courses is updated every summer. To review the current HKS course offerings, please visit the Course Listings.

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