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


API-202 Empirical Methods II
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DEV-320M Scaling Up for Development Impact
DPI-218 Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
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-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-600 The Politics of the Press
DPI-670M Preventing Digital Disaster: Why Digital Implementations So Often Go Badly
DPI-671M Disrupting Bureaucracy: Understanding Recent Efforts in Digital Government
DPI-675 Digital Platforms, Journalism, and Information
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-678M Product Management and Society: Building Technology in Government and Beyond
Kathy PhamFaculty
DPI-687 Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in AI
Joichi ItoInstructor
DPI-688 Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control
DPI-691M Programming and Data for Policymakers