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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-102 Resources, Incentives, and Choices II: Analysis of Public Policy
API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-202 Empirical Methods II
Tim LaytonInstructor
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery
DEV-375 The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
DPI-407 Getting and Keeping Democracy
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
MLD-375 Creating Justice in Real Time: Vision, Strategies and Campaigns
SUP-230 Race and the State: The Role of Public Policy in U.S. Racial Inequality
SUP-601 Urban Politics, Planning, and Development
SUP-666 Affordable and Mixed-Income Housing Development, Finance, and Management
SUP-715 Morals, Money and Movements: Criminal Justice Reform as a Case Study