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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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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Course Number

Course Title


API-114 Econometric Methods for Applied Research I
API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery I
BGP-510Y HKS-HBS Joint Degree First-Year Seminar
Shawn ColeFaculty
DEV-210 Public Finance in Theory and Practice
DPI-851M Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuFaculty
DPI-852M Advanced Data and Information Visualization
Hong QuFaculty
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
MLD-103M PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence
MLD-112 Making State and Local Government Work
MLD-113M Strategy and Decision
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
MLD-202 Leadership from the Inside Out: The Capacity to Lead and Stay Alive–Self, Identity, and Freedom
MLD-204 Leadership from Inside Out: Self, Identity, and Freedom–with a Focus on Anti-Black Racism and Sexism
MLD-210 Enhancing Your Personal Leadership Effectiveness
MLD-220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis
Monica GiannoneInstructor/Staff
MLD-223 Negotiating Across Differences
MLD-224 Behavioral Science of Negotiations