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.

Prospective Students

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Current Students

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Course Number

Course Title


DPI-675 Digital Platforms, Journalism, and Information
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-676M Designing Government
DPI-678M Product Management and Society
Kathy PhamFaculty
DPI-691M Programming and Data for Policymakers
DPI-710 History of the U.S. for Policymakers, Activists, and Citizens
DPI-720 Leaders and Leadership in History
DPI-802M The Arts of Communication
DPI-810M Writing for Policy and Politics
DPI-820M Policy Memo Writing
DPI-821M Writing Policy Reports
DPI-828 Policy Analysis and Communication
DPI-830 Column and Opinion Writing
DPI-831M Op-Ed Writing
Josh BurekFaculty
Renee LothInstructor
DPI-835M Speechwriting
DPI-840M Feature Writing for Policy and Politics
DPI-851M Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuInstructor
DPI-890 The Making of a Politician
DPI-892 Strategic Communications for Policy Change: Practical Strategies for Influencing a Better World
DPI-896M Crisis Communications
Jon HaberFaculty
IGA-100 International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications