Our Offerings

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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

API-102
Economic Analysis of Public Policy
Robert Lawrence, Jeffrey Liebman, Joseph Aldy, Mark Shepard, Jason Furman
API-126
American Economic Policy
Jeffrey Liebman, Martin Feldstein
API-135
Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
Robert Stavins
API-206
How Do You Know It Works? Program Evaluation in Practice
Janina Matuszeski
API-905Y
Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
Robert Stavins, Martin Weitzman
DPI-101
Political Institutions and Public Policy
Thomas Patterson, Matthew Baum, Tarek Masoud, Candelaria Garay
DPI-132
Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
Richard Parker
DPI-329
American Politics, Elections, and Democracy in Turbulent Times
Elaine Kamarck, David Gergen
DPI-342
Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
Richard Parker
DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
DPI-418
The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
Pippa Norris
DPI-674
Media, Politics, and Power in the Digital Age
Nicco Mele
IGA-116
Great Power Competition in the International System
Nicholas Burns
IGA-671M
Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
John Holdren, Halla Logadottir
MLD-411M
Introduction to Budgeting and Financial Management
Brian Iammartino
MLD-420M
Federal Budget Policy
Howell Jackson
MLD-602
Performance Leadership: Producing Results in Public and Nonprofit Agencies
Robert Behn
SUP-470
Strategies and Policies for Educational Excellence with Equity
Ronald Ferguson
SUP-572
The Economics of Health Care Policy
Joseph Newhouse
SUP-600
Policymaking in Urban Settings
James Carras