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-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-303 Game Theory and Strategic Decisions
API-905Y Seminar in Environmental Economics and Policy
Martin WeitzmanInstructor
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
DPI-201 The Responsibilities of Public Action
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-670M Preventing Digital Disaster: Why Digital Implementations So Often Go Badly
DPI-678M Product Management and Society
Kathy PhamFaculty
IGA-125 Reasoning from the Past: Applied History and Decision Making
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
IGA-451M Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
IGA-565 Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
IGA-685 Negotiating U.S. Interests in an Evolving Asia Pacific
John ParkFaculty
MLD-220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis
MLD-342 Persuasion: The Science and Art of Effective Influence
Gary OrrenFaculty
MLD-355M Public Narrative: Self, Us, Now
MLD-356M Public Narrative: Loss, Difference, Power, and Change
MLD-381 Mitigating and Managing a Crisis