Designed by the renowned Harvard Kennedy School faculty, the Public Leadership Credential is an online professional credential program that gives change-makers the skills and knowledge necessary to advance the public good and make an immediate impact in their communities.
This unique credential program is comprised of 6 six-week courses, including Evidence for Decisions, Policy Design and Delivery, and Leadership and Ethics, that foster an active and engaged learning environment for participants. Each course provides educational experiences that are similar to the ones found on campus.
Designed to draw on the unique pedagogical strategies from our faculty members, the courses feature learning modules, case studies, and structured group activities to help learners develop critical thinking skills to improve the public good and become effective public leaders.
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Why the Public Leadership Credential?
- Learn 100 percent online
- Equip yourself with a toolkit for taking immediate action in your community
- Enroll in one course, take multiple courses, or complete all six courses and the capstone to earn the credential
- Become eligible to apply for a special pathway to Harvard Kennedy School’s MC/MPA Degree
- Become eligible to apply for a special pathway to Harvard Extension School’s Master of Liberal Arts program in Government
The Public Leadership Credential also provides a potential pathway to the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA), allowing those who complete the credential, including a capstone assessment, to apply to the MC/MPA Program and—if admitted—the opportunity to count Public Leadership Credential courses toward the MC/MPA degree.
The next registration deadline for Fall B courses is October 15, 2020. The Fall course fee is $775 per course.
Learn how you can lock in current pricing on all PLC courses before prices increase on January 1, 2021.