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


DPI-440 Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-460 Latin American Politics and Policymaking
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-535 Making Change When Change is Hard: the Law, Politics, and Policy of Social Change
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-562 Public Problems: Advice, Strategy and Analysis
David BarronInstructor
DPI-563Y Integrated Law/Policy Research and Writing
Sarah WaldFaculty
DPI-600 The Politics of the Press
DPI-662 Digital Government: Technology, Policy, and Public Service Innovation
DPI-663 Tech and Innovation in Government (Field Class)
Nick SinaiFaculty
DPI-670M Preventing Digital Disaster: Why Digital Implementations So Often Go Badly
DPI-671M Disrupting Bureaucracy: Understanding Recent Efforts in Digital Government
DPI-674 Media, Politics, and Power in the Digital Age
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-675 Digital Platforms, Journalism, and Information
Nicco MeleFaculty
DPI-676M Designing Government
DPI-678M Product Management and Society: Building Technology in Government and Beyond
Kathy PhamFaculty
DPI-687 Applied Ethical and Governance Challenges in AI
Joichi ItoInstructor
DPI-688 Internet & Society: The Technologies and Politics of Control
DPI-691M Programming and Data for Policymakers