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-102 Economic Analysis of Public Policy
API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-202 Empirical Methods II
API-206 How Do You Know It Works? Program Evaluation in Practice
DEV-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
DPI-674 Media, Politics, and Power in the Digital Age
Nicco MeleFaculty
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
MLD-670 Gender and Public Policy (GAPP) Seminar: Promoting Gender Equality at Work
SUP-211 Institutional & Community-Based Strategies to Support Children & Strengthen Families
SUP-450 The Consequences of Educational Policy Interventions in Developing Countries
SUP-600 Policymaking in Urban Settings
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-662 Housing and Urbanization in Global Cities
SUP-666 Affordable and Mixed-Income Housing Development, Finance, and Management
SUP-670 U.S. Housing Markets, Problems and Policies
SUP-710 Policing, Crime, and Justice in a Global Context
SUP-711 Bleeding Out: Causes, Consequences, and Cures for Urban Violence in the U.S. and Across the Globe
Thomas AbtFaculty
SUP-715 Morals, Money and Movements: Criminal Justice Reform as a Case Study