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


DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
DPI-670M Preventing Digital Disaster: Why Digital Implementations So Often Go Badly
DPI-671M Disrupting Bureaucracy: Understanding Recent Efforts in Digital Government
DPI-691M Programming and Data for Policymakers
DPI-892 Strategic Communications for Policy Change: Practical Strategies for Influencing a Better World
IGA-112 The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft
IGA-211 Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
IGA-282 Leading the National Security Enterprise
Ash CarterFaculty
IGA-353M Middle East Field Study Course: Humanitarian Negotiations on the Frontlines
IGA-685 Negotiating U.S. Interests in an Evolving Asia Pacific
John ParkFaculty
MLD-103M PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence
MLD-105M Getting Stuff Done: Leadership and Execution in Global Affairs
MLD-110 Strategic Management for Public Purposes
MLD-115 Management Matters: Leadership, Strategy and Getting Things Done
MLD-232M International Negotiation: Fundamentals for Emerging Global Leaders
MLD-304 Science of Behavior Change
MLD-322 The Art and Adventures of Public Leadership
MLD-335Y United Kingdom Immersive Field Course: Behavioral Insights
MLD-340 Power and Influence