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You feel an urgency to make a difference in the world.

You have real-world professional experience and know what works (and what doesn’t). You already have a master’s degree in economics, public policy, or management. You feel like you’ve found your calling.

Now what you need are the specialized skills, informed perspectives, and nuanced understanding to be an even more effective leader in solving public problems. The two-year Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard Kennedy School is that vital next step.

Tailored to You

The MPA curriculum is flexible. You create a study plan that reflects your academic interests, focuses on your personal and professional aspirations, and integrates across disciplines.

You may also decide to pursue a concurrent degree in business, law, medicine or other professional fields. A number of our MPA students do. The result? You’ll earn two degrees in less time and acquire even more skills you can use to make a difference in the world.

In 2012, Aleem Ahmed MPA 2015 began thinking about ways to connect Ethiopian farmers directly to markets rather than relying on intermediary traders, which cost them time and money. The idea for Love Grain sprouted up shortly thereafter.

The Vital Next Step

Our alumni will tell you: The MPA will be a turning point on your journey to becoming a leader and change agent in your professional field. Learn more.