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


DPI-326M Personnel is Policy: Building Teams in American Government
DPI-327M Leading Political Transitions in State and Local Office: A Field Lab
David KingFaculty
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Public Policy in America
DPI-348 Progressive Alternatives: Institutional Reconstruction Today
DPI-351M Lobbying: Theory, Practice, and Simulations
Mark FaganFaculty
DPI-367 Philanthropy and Social Movements: Will The Revolution Be Funded?
DPI-376M Queer Nation: LGBTQ Protest, Politics, and Policy in the United States
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-397 Islam in the American Public Sphere: A Case Study for Strategic Diversity Leadership
DPI-401M Normative Principles, Political Institutions, and Development
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-425 U.S. Workers and Workplace Policies
DPI-442M Classroom-in-the-Field: Leadership and Social Transformation in the Arab World
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-461 Research Seminar on Latin American Politics
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
DPI-541 Strengthening the Enforcement of Criminal Laws Against Kleptocrats: A Field Study
Mark WolfFaculty
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It