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The Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) degree program offers unparalleled training for a professional career in international development through a 76-credit course load. This two-year degree is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program that mixes theoretical rigor with a practical approach for a proven winning combination in the professional world. 

Core courses

Within a multidisciplinary core curriculum, as an MPA/ID student you will take microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics sequences, as well as core courses in institutions, politics and governance, management, and the theory and practice of development.

Summer internships

The summer internship is a practical opportunity for you to test the skills you’ve learned during your first year in the MPA/ID Program and broaden your real-world perspective through an international development project, usually in a developing or transitional economy country other than your own.

Second Year Policy Analysis

This capstone project is an opportunity for you to apply the skills you’ve acquired during the program, integrate your coursework, and provide specific policy recommendations for a concrete international development problem.

Joint degrees and concurrent degrees

Those interested in a second professional graduate degree can do so in a shortened time period through a joint or concurrent degree program with another Harvard school or partner institution.

Student Resources Virtual Events

View our recorded events to learn more about the support and resources we provide to help you take full advantage of your HKS experience. 

Do you have outstanding questions? Contact Us.

Carol Finney, Director
Sarah Olia, Assistant Director
Kevin Drumm, Program Assistant

mpaid_program@hks.harvard.edu
617-495-2133