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-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-303 Game Theory and Strategic Decisions
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery
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-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
DPI-600 The Politics of the Press
DPI-610 Data Science for Politics
IGA-140 Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-451M Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-685 Negotiating U.S. Interests in an Evolving Asia Pacific
John ParkFaculty
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change