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The application for admission in fall 2014 will be available in September 2013.
Please note that PhD applications for Health Policy, Political Economy and Government, Public Policy and Social Policy are submitted through the Harvard GSAS application.
All applicants to the following programs are required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), even if an advanced degree has been earned. GRE or GMAT scores must be less than five years old as of the admission application deadline.
Applicants need to self-report test scores on the online application for admission. If admitted, applicants will be required to have official test scores sent directly from the testing service to HKS. Be sure to allow at least 10 business days to register, sit for the exam, and obtain your official scores prior to the admissions deadline.
A few exceptions to our GRE/GMAT policy do exist.
Notes on LSAT and MCAT Scores
The Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants (both two-year and MC/MPA programs) unless:
1) Your native language is English
2) Your entire undergraduate degree was conducted entirely in English
TOEFL or IELTS Academic Training scores submitted must be less than two years old as of the admission application deadline. The Admissions Committees require applicants to have a minimum TOEFL or IELTS score of:
100 on the Internet-Based TOEFL Test (IBT);
250 on the Computer-Based TOEFL Test (CBT); or
600 on the Paper-Based TOEFL Test (PBT).
7 overall band score on the IELTS
GRE and TOEFL - 3454.
GMAT - HRL-27-69.
There is no department code.
The IELTS does not have a code, simply list Harvard Kennedy School when taking the test.
If you have previously applied to HKS and would like to reapply for this upcoming academic year,
Please click here for a flow chart meant to assist applicants with understanding the processing of application information.