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-102 Economic Analysis of Public Policy
API-126 American Economic Policy
API-135 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
DEV-215 Public Finance in International Perspective
DEV-502 Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building II
DPI-101 Political Institutions and Public Policy
DPI-132 Presidents, Politics, and Economic Growth: From FDR to Donald Trump
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-610 Data Science for Politics
DPI-675 Digital Platforms, Journalism, and Information
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-678M Product Management and Society
Kathy PhamFaculty
IGA-109 Negotiation and Diplomacy
Robert MnookinInstructor
James SebeniusInstructor
IGA-116 Great Power Competition in the International System
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
MLD-602 Performance Leadership: Producing Results in Public and Nonprofit Agencies