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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Current Students

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Course Number

Course Title


API-102 Economic Analysis of Public Policy
API-126 American Economic Policy
API-135 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
API-206 How Do You Know It Works? Program Evaluation in Practice
API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
Martin WeitzmanInstructor
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DPI-101 Political Institutions and Public Policy
DPI-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
DPI-308 Is Representative Democracy Representative?
DPI-329 American Politics, Elections, and Democracy in Turbulent Times
DPI-340 Conservatives and Liberals in America
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-674 Media, Politics, and Power in the Digital Age
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-675 Digital Platforms, Journalism, and Information
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-687 Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in AI
Joichi ItoInstructor
DPI-688 Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control
IGA-110 Diplomacy: War and Peace Negotiations (1990-Today)