You have an idea that, through research, can be translated into new ways to confront big questions and challenges head on, to make our world better.

The Doctoral Programs housed at Harvard Kennedy School are jointly administered with Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to prepare you for a future in academia or policymaking that demands advanced knowledge of economics, political science and social policy.

Bring your ideas and research to life. Apply.

Ask what you can do.

“To me, ‘ask what you can do’ is a challenge: how can we do or be better? How can we be better people, better public servants, better researchers? It is a challenge to avoid complacency and to push the boundaries of what we think is possible.”

Sara Lowes, PhD in PEG candidate