CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Current and future leaders in public service—from across the United States and around the globe—are graduating today from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. The 2022 Commencement celebration is the first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019, before the pandemic. Harvard Kennedy School’s Class of 2022 consists of 609 graduates, coming from 37 U.S. states and 86 countries.

Graduate degrees include the Master in Public Administration, Mid-Career Master in Public Administration, Master in Public Administration in International Development, Master in Public Policy, PhD in Political Economy and Government, and PhD in Public Policy. (All PhD degrees are conferred by Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.)

The breakdown by program for the HKS Class of 2022 is:

  • Master in Public Administration (MPA), 96
  • Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID), 60
  • Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA), 182
  • Master in Public Policy (MPP), 252
  • PhD in Political Economy and Government, 4
  • PhD in Public Policy, 9
  • PhD in Social Policy, 6

The Kennedy School’s diploma ceremony begins at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday May 26, following the Harvard University Commencement exercises. The School’s 2022 graduation address was delivered on Wednesday, May 25, by Moldovan President Maia Sandu MC/MPA 2010, who waged a decade-long anti-corruption campaign that led to her election as president in 2020.

The Kennedy School Commencement is streamed live on the HKS YouTube channel. HKS graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021, whose commencements were held online because of the pandemic, will gather in person for a combined celebration on Sunday, May 29. Additional details are available on the School’s Commencement web page.

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