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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


DPI-122 Politics and American Public Policy
David KingFaculty
DPI-325 Urban Politics Field Lab: Political Representation and Accountability
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-662 Digital Government: Technology, Policy, and Public Service Innovation
IGA-565M Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
MLD-377 Organizing: People, Power, Change
MLD-401M Financial Analysis of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
MLD-412 Greater Boston Applied Field Lab: Advanced Budgeting, Financial Management and Operations
MLD-427 Strategic Finance for Nonprofit Leaders
MLD-620M The Data Smart City: Driving Innovation with Technology
MLD-630M Government Turnarounds
SUP-206 The Causes and Consequences of Inequality
SUP-211 Institutional & Community-Based Strategies to Support Children & Strengthen Families
SUP-470 Strategies and Policies for Educational Excellence with Equity
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-663 Land Use and Environmental Law
SUP-680 Urban Economic Policy
SUP-688 Cities and the Urban Informal Economy: Rethinking Urban Development, Design, and Planning