The Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education admissions committee makes every effort to ensure a diverse cohort. Candidates are assessed on the following criteria:


  • Admission is based on a candidate’s depth of experience and range of responsibility. Most admitted applicants have at least 10 years of experience.


  • There are no formal educational requirements.


  • Candidates must have fluency in written and spoken English.

Because the curriculum of each program is so distinct, we encourage you to visit the Who Should Apply page for each program to see if it's right for you.