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The courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School provide an enriching curricular experience, and are organized around our seven academic areas. They include core courses that are required for earning a degree, along with electives, modules and January-term options to cater to different interests and schedules.

While classroom learning is integral to an HKS education, it is elevated by the many extra-curricular activities and programs, including lectures, seminars, brown bags, conferences and experiential learning, on- and off-campus.

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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Course Number

Course Title


API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery I
BGP-510Y HKS-HBS Joint Degree First-Year Seminar
Shawn ColeFaculty
DPI-851M Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuFaculty
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
MLD-220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis
Monica GiannoneInstructor
MLD-223 Negotiating Across Differences
MLD-224 Behavioral Science of Negotiations
MLD-301 Leadership Decision Making
MLD-304 Science of Behavior Change
MLD-322 The Art and Adventures of Public Leadership
MLD-340M The Fundamentals of Power in Relationships, Organizations, and Society
MLD-342 Persuasion: The Science and Art of Effective Influence
Gary OrrenFaculty
MLD-355 Public Narrative
MLD-375 Creating Justice in Real Time: Vision, Strategies and Campaigns
MLD-377 Organizing: People, Power, Change
MLD-381 Mitigating and Managing a Crisis
MLD-617M Effective Implementation: Learning from Effective Implementers