Leading with purpose.


Outstanding students from around the world come to Harvard Kennedy School to learn how to advance the public interest. They're big thinkers and doers who are passionate about solving the great challenges of this era.

HKS graduates are making their mark in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors across the globe. While they serve in a remarkable variety of roles, they share certain similarities. Strong leadership skills. The ability to think creatively and analytically. An urgency to improve people's lives. The experience to make a tangible impact.

We are home to four master’s degree programs: 

Get to Know Our Graduates

Whether in international or domestic settings, national or local organizations, across sectors and industries, HKS alumni are making their mark with their leadership, quantitative analysis, management, and advocacy know-how. They're using their skills in demanding environments, in a fast-changing world. Get to know them.

In addition, some MPP, MPA/ID, and MPA students are exploring how the world’s challenges can be addressed at the intersection of business, law, medicine, design, and other fields through a combined degree program either at Harvard or with a partner institution.