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The MPA/ID Program Office administers the admissions process for the MPA/ID Program. Information about other degree programs at Harvard Kennedy School and instructions on how to apply online can be found on the main Admissions website.
Applicants to HKS must complete an online application. The application for entry in fall 2018 will be available in September with a submission deadline in early December.
The formal application includes:
Please note that transcripts should include the names of courses you have taken (with the grades you received), and a confirmation indicating the degree earned and date the degree was conferred. Most universities will either list all of this information on a transcript or will issue a list of courses with grades and will issue separately a certificate with the degree and date of graduation.
The MPA/ID Program is a rigorous economics-centered program designed to prepare development practitioners. When evaluating an application, the Admissions Committee looks for:
Please note that simply meeting the criteria above does not guarantee admission. The MPA/ID Program receives many more applications from candidates than can be admitted. All aspects of each application are carefully considered, and offers of admission are made to the strongest candidates.