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-720 Leaders and Leadership in History
DPI-730 The Past and the Present: Directed Research in History and Public Policy
DPI-801 The Arts of Communication
DPI-802M The Arts of Communication
DPI-810M Writing for Policy and Politics
DPI-820M Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers
DPI-821M Writing Policy Reports
DPI-828 Policy Memo Writing and Presentations for Decision Makers
DPI-830 Column and Opinion Writing
DPI-831M Op-Ed Writing
Josh BurekFaculty
DPI-835M Speechwriting
DPI-840M Feature Writing for Policy and Politics
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
IGA-103 Global Governance
IGA-105 The Politics of International Law
IGA-110 Diplomacy: War and Peace Negotiations (1990-Today)
IGA-112 The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft