The Master in Public Administration (MPA) Program consists of four semesters of full-time coursework in residence at Harvard Kennedy School. You design your own study plan in consultation with your HKS advisors and mentors.
To graduate, you must:
- Earn at least 64 credits
- Finish with a GPA of B or better
- Matriculate as a full-time, in-residence student and take between 12 to 20 credits per semester
- Fulfill a Policy Area of Concentration requirement by taking two electives from one of the policy areas at HKS
- Satisfy the distribution requirements by completing at least one 4-credit course (or two 2-credit modules) in each of the following three areas from a pre-approved list: Economics & Quantitative Analysis; Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences; and Public Ethics and Political Institutions
Students must finish their degree with a GPA of B or better, and must earn a B- or better in all courses counting towards the distribution requirements.