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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.

Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
DEV-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
IGA-411 The Energy-Climate Challenge
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IGA-565 Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
MLD-112 Making State and Local Government Work
MLD-377 Organizing: People, Power, Change
MLD-411M Introduction to Budgeting and Financial Management
MLD-412 Greater Boston Applied Field Lab: Advanced Budgeting, Financial Management and Operations
MLD-602 Performance Leadership: Producing Results in Public and Nonprofit Agencies
MLD-620M The Data Smart City: Driving Innovation with Technology
SUP-470 Strategies and Policies for Educational Excellence with Equity
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-661 Housing and Urbanization in the United States
SUP-663 Land Use and Environmental Law
SUP-666 Affordable and Mixed-Income Housing Development, Finance, and Management