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-600 The Politics of the Press
DPI-610 Data Science for Politics
DPI-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns
DPI-631M Soda Politics: How the Soft Drink Industry Influences Social Policy Around the World
Neal BaerFaculty
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-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