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You are a highly accomplished professional with years of real-world experience. You're looking to take a pause in your career, and give yourself time to experience different cultures, discover new academic interests or pursue existing ones and earn a master’s degree—or two.

Consider our dual degree program.

As a dual degree student, you spend your first year at The Graduate Institute, Geneva studying in either the Master in International Affairs or Master in Development Studies degree programs. Your second and final year is spent at Harvard Kennedy School, in the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program, where you are part of an extraordinary cohort of accomplished and forward-looking professionals—all sharing the same commitment to public service.

At the end of the program, you will graduate with two master’s degrees in two years—about a year sooner than if you earned them one after the other.

If you want to pursue the dual degree track, you have to apply and be admitted to HKS and The Graduate Institute, Geneva at the same time. 

More about the dual degree track
Read our guide on pursuing a dual degree.