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.

Course Number

Course Title


API-202 Empirical Methods II
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DPI-218 Dissent and Disobedience in Democracies
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-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
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
Kathy PhamFaculty
DPI-691M Programming and Data for Policymakers
IGA-140 Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
IGA-451M Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
MLD-103M PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change