Your passion. Our programs. Ideas that move the world.

Harvard Kennedy School educates the leaders and generates the ideas that this moment in history demands.

The Kennedy School offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the study of public policy, administration, and leadership through a comprehensive range of degree and executive education programs. The HKS experience is defined by academic rigor and excellence, as well as a vibrant exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Whether your goal is to earn a graduate degree or gain new skills and knowledge through an executive program, you will learn from our faculty of renowned scholars and seasoned practitioners while engaging with visiting luminaries, global thought leaders, and talented classmates. Join us.

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Rigorous one- and two-year programs lead to master's degrees in public policy or public administration.

Open enrollment and custom programs help senior leaders expand their global perspectives and leadership strategies.

Full-time programs are available for candidates pursuing PhDs in public, social, and health policy, and political economy and government.

A series of online courses developed to help learners improve their decision-making, leadership, and policymaking skills for the public good.

Margareta “Magda” Matache grew up in a Roma family in post-communist Romania. Today, her people continue to be treated as a disenfranchised minority, which sparked her struggle for Roma rights and shaped her conviction in social justice for all.

Margareta Matache MC/MPA 2018