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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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Course Number

Course Title


SMR-3 Summer Work Experience Reading and Research
SUP-135 Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
Raj ChettyInstructor
SUP-150Y Seminar: Social and Urban Policy
SUP-151M Medical Policy Writing
SUP-208 From the Bottom to the Top: Unequal Social & Economic Opportunities & Outcomes Across Generations
SUP-427 Inequality and Education Policy
SUP-448 The Political Economy of the School
SUP-452M Politics and Education Change: Case Studies
Christopher GabrieliInstructor
SUP-470 Strategies and Policies for Educational Excellence with Equity
SUP-518 Economics of Disease and Health Equity
SUP-578 U.S. Healthcare Industry and Regulatory Policy
SUP-581M Federal Health Policy Making from Legislative Specs to Regulations
Richard FrankInstructor
SUP-600 Equitable Development and Housing Policy in Urban Settings
SUP-612 Making the American City: Form and Society
Alexander von HoffmanInstructor
SUP-661 Housing and Urbanization in the United States
Jennifer MolinskyInstructor
James StockardInstructor
SUP-663 Land Use and Environmental Law
Jerold KaydenInstructor
SUP-668 Public and Private Development
Jerold KaydenInstructor
SUP-670 U.S. Housing Markets, Problems and Policies
SUP-680 Urban Economic Policy
SUP-683M State and Local Economic Development
SUP-753 A Performance Evaluation of the Criminal Legal System
SUP-770 Race and the State: The Role of Public Policy in U.S. Racial Inequality
SUP-921 Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy I
Maya SenFaculty
SUP-922 Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy II
SUP-923 Proseminar on Inequality and Social Policy III
SUP-940Y Economics and Social Policy Graduate Student Workshop
SUP-951 Doctoral Seminar in Health Economics