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  • HKSDegreePrograms&StudentAffairs

    HKSoffersfourmastersdegreeprograms,multipleconcurrentandcombineddegreesaswellasdoctoralprograms.Eachsectionbelowcontainsadescriptionofoneofourprograms,andaclassprofilewithrelevantdata.

    HKSMasterinPublicPolicyProgram(MPP) o ProgramOverviewo CourseRequirements o 20142015EnteringClassProfile

    HKSMasterinPublicAdministrationinInternationalDevelopment(MPA/ID)

    o ProgramOverviewo CourseRequirements o 20142015EnteringClassProfile

    HKSMasterinPublicAdministration(MPA)Program

    o ProgramOverviewo 20142015EnteringClassProfile

    HKSMidCareerMasterinPublicAdministration(MC/MPA)

    o ProgramOverviewo 20142015EnteringClassProfile

    CombinedDegrees

    o ProgramOverviewo HKSHBSJointDegreeProgramo HKSHLSJointDegreeProgram

    HKSPhDinPublicPolicy(PPOL)

    o ProgramOverviewo 20142015EnteringClassProfile

    HKSPhDinPoliticalEconomy&Government(PEG)

    o ProgramOverviewo 20142015EnteringClassProfile

  • FinancialAid

    HKSFinancialAidSummaryFY2009FY2016 HKSFinancialAidUsebyCategory AverageDebtperDomesticGraduateandAverageHKSBorrowingper2YearStudents HKSLoanRepaymentAssistanceProgram(LRAP)&PublicServiceFellowshipProgram(PSF)

    StudentAffairs

    LifeatHKS 20142015StudentClubsandOrganizations

    CareerAdvancement

    EmploymentOverview SampleJobListing

  • HKSMasterinPublicPolicyProgram(MPP)ProgramOverview ThetwoyearMasterinPublicPolicy(MPP)preparesfuturepublicleadersbothtounderstandcomplexproblemsandtocraftconcretesolutions.Throughcourses,exercises,andfieldworkstudentsmasteraninterdisciplinaryconceptualtoolkitthatdrawsonthesocialsciencesbutisadaptedforaction.MPPcandidatesarriveatHKScommittedtoimprovingtheworld.Theyequipthemselvestodosothroughbroadspectrumanalyticalcompetency.ThisdefiningfeatureoftheMPPmeansintellectualhonesty;ahungerforevidence;thecapacitytoextractanswerablequestionsfromthemessyclutterofrealworldpublicproblems;familiaritywithawiderangeofanalyticmethodsandthehabitofpickingthebesttooltofitthetask. ProgramRequirements TheMPPprogramrequirestwoyears(foursemesters)offulltimestudyinresidenceatHarvardKennedySchool(HKS).MPPcandidatescomplete18unitsofacademiccredit,8.5ofwhicharerequiredcorecourses(seebelow).StudentsarefurtherrequiredtochooseaPolicyAreaofConcentration(PAC)/Concentration. InordertosatisfytherequirementsoftheirPAC/Concentration,studentsmusttakeanadditional3to7credits.Ourrequiredcourseworkbuildsabroadperspectiveandsharpensspecificskills.Firstyearrequiredcoursesdevelopthefollowingcoreskillstoprepareourstudentsforpublicservice:

    Economics Quantitativeanalysis Politicsandadvocacy Policyanalysis Strategicmanagement Ethics Leadership Negotiations

    ThefirstyearcoreculminatesinstudentsparticipationinthecapstoneSpringExercise,atwoweeklongsimulationofferingstudentsanintensechallengeofintellectualintegrationandpracticalapplicationspanningthedisciplinesrepresentedintheMPPfirstyearexperience.Theexercisegivesstudentspracticeatapplyingcoretoolsandconceptsinasettingandatapaceapproximatingprofessionalreality. MPPcandidatesmustalsocompleteatleasttwocreditsinaspecificPolicyAreaofConcentration. Studentscanconcentrateinanyofthefollowingareas:BusinessandGovernmentPolicy;Democracy,PoliticsandInstitutions;InternationalandGlobalAffairs;InternationalTradeandFinance;PoliticalEconomyandDevelopment;SocialandUrbanPolicy. Finally,secondyearstudentshavetheopportunitytointegratealloftheirlearningthroughtherequired,capstonePolicyAnalysisExercise(PAE).ThePAEisamajorenterpriseinwhichstudentsexamineanexistingpublicornonprofitsectorpolicyormanagementproblempresentedbyareallifeclientorganization.SuccessfulPAEsareintellectuallyrigorous,reflectcreativityinworkingwiththeclienttodefinetheproblem,andhaveaclearstrategyforaddressingtheproblem,gatheringdata,formulatingandevaluatingoptions,andmakingrecommendations.

  • HKSMasterinPublicPolicyProgramCourseRequirements

    CoreCurriculumRequiredCourses(FirstYear) API101:MarketsandMarketFailure(1credit)API102:EconomicAnalysisofPublicPolicy(1credit)API201:QuantitativeAnalysisandEmpiricalMethods(1credit)API202:EmpiricalMethodsII(1credit)API500:SpringExercise(0.5credit)API505M:PolicyAnalysis(0.67credit)DPI101:PoliticalInstitutionsandPublicPolicyAmericanPolitics&ComparativePolitics(1credit)DPI201:TheResponsibilitiesofPublicAction(1credit)MLD101:Management,LeadershipandDecisionMaking(1credit)MLD220M:FundamentalsofNegotiationAnalysis(0.33credit)

    CoreCurriculumChoices FirstyearMasterinPublicPolicy(MPP)studentsgenerallytakefourcorecoursesinthefallsemesterplusoneelectivecredit,and4.5corecoursesinthespringsemester(includingtheSpringExercise)plus1.5additionalelectivecredits.Therecommendedtotalnumberofcreditstakenduringthefirstyearis10.Whilesomestudentsmayearnexemptionsfromcertaincorerequirements,theyareencouragedtoreplacethosecourseswithanequalnumberofelectivesduringthefirstyear.CoreCurriculumRequiredCourses(SecondYear): PolicyAnalysisExerciseandyearlongseminar(1credit)PolicyAreaofConcentrationelectives(atleast2creditsdependentonPAC/Concentration)Additionalelectivesasneeded

  • 2014 - 2015 MPP Class Profile (Compiled August 18, 2014)

    Total in Profile: 217 Female: 98 *International: 62 Domestic: 155New Accepts: 201 Male: 119 Female: 29 Female: 69Previous Defers: 16 Male: 33 Male: 86

    47 GRE11Female: 24 632Male: 23 772

    4.7American Indian or Alaska Native 1

    Female: 1 40Male: 0 46

    Asian 17 5.6Female: 9 701Male: 8

    Black or African American 9 165Female: 5 114Male: 4

    Hispanics of any race 14Female: 6 3.68Male: 8 2.86

    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1 26Female: 0Male: 1

    Race and Ethnicity unknown 10Female: 5 63Male: 5 57

    Two or more races 5 40Female: 3 22Male: 2 19

    White 98 11Female: 40Male: 58

    Business and Government PolicyPolitical and Economic DevelopmentDemocracy, Politics, and InstitutionsInternational Trade and Finance

    PAC Selections

    GMAT Verbal:

    US Students of Color Standardized Test AveragesGRE Verbal:GRE Quantitative:GRE Writing:

    GMAT Quantitative:GMAT Writing:GMAT Total:

    LSAT:TOEFL:

    Other InformationAverage GPA:Average Yrs Work Exp:Average Age:

    International and Global AffairsSocial and Urban Policy

  • 1 Harvard University 8 1 UNITED STATES 1502 University Of Pennsylvania 7 2 AUSTRALIA 93 George Washington University 6 3 CHINA 84 Stanford University 6 4 UNITED KINGDOM 55 Georgetown University 5 5 SINGAPORE 46 Northwestern University 5 6 CANADA 37 United States Military Academy 5 7 GERMANY 38 University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor 5 8 INDIA 39 Brown University 4 9 KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 3

    10 Cornell University-Endowed Colleges 4 10 SWEDEN 311 New York University 4 11 BRAZIL 212 United States Air Force Academy 4 12 COLOMBIA 213 University Of Notre Dame 4 13 MEXICO 214 University Of Virginia-Main Campus 4 14 NETHERLANDS 215 Australian National University 3 15 PAKISTAN 216 Carleton College 3 16 BANGLADESH 117 College Of William And Mary 3 17 BELGIUM 118 Dartmouth College 3 18 ECUADOR 119 Haverford College 3 19 FRANCE 120 Mcgill University 3 20 ITALY 121 Tufts University 3 21 JAPAN 122 University Of Oxford 3 22 JORDAN 123 Wesleyan University 3 23 KENYA 124 Yale University 3 24 LEBANON 125 Boston College 2 25 SLOVAKIA 1

    * "International" defined as resident alien and non-resident alien. Students of Color is based on data from US citizens only (excludes resident alien).

    Top 25 Feeder Schools (113 Total) Top 25 Countries of Origin (31 Total)

  • HKSMasterinPublicAdministrationinInternationalDevelopment(MPA/ID)ProgramOverview ThetwoyearMasterinPublicAdministrationinInternationalDevelopment(MPA/ID)Programisdesignedtopreparethenextgenerationofleadersininternationaldevelopment.Itisaneconomicscentered,multidisciplinaryprogram,combiningrigoroustraininginanalyticalandquantitativemethodswithanemphasisonpolicyandpractice.Eachacademicyear,aclassofabout68studentsenrollsinthisselectiveprogram.AlthoughtheMPA/IDcurriculumisintenselyrigorousandprovidesasolidfoundationforappliedresearch,theprogramisgearedtofuturepractitionersinthefieldofinternationaldevelopmentratherthanfutureacademics.ThreequartersofMPA/IDstudentsandmanytheprogramsfacultymemberscomefromcountriesotherthantheUnitedStates. Applicationsfromcitizensofdevelopingandtransitionaleconomycountriesarestronglyencouraged.Applicantsmustdemonstratecompetenceineconomicsandquantitativeanalysisandthepotentialforleadershipininternationaldevelopment.TheMPA/IDProgramrarelyacceptsapplicantsdirectlyfromundergraduatecollegesanduniversities;mostadmittedcandidateshaveatleastthreeyearsofdevelopmentrelatedworkexperienceingovernment,centralandregionalbanks,internationaldevelopmentinstitutions,nonprofits,researchorganizations,orprivatebusinesses.ProgramPrerequisites TheMPA/IDProgramhascourseprerequisitestoensurethatstudentswillbeadequatelypreparedfortherigorofthecorecurriculum.Theprerequisitecourserequirementsareoneuniversitylevelcourseineachofthefollowing:MicroeconomicsMacroeconomicsMultivariablecalculus(usuallythethirdcourseinauniversitylevelcalculussequence)ProgramRequirements Inthecontextofamultidisciplinarycorecurriculum,MPA/IDstudentstakemicroeconomics,macroeconomics,andeconometricssequencesthataretaughtatthesamelevelasfirstyearcoursesintopPhDprogramsineconomics,butwithanemphasisonpolicyapplicationstodevelopmentoverpuretheory.Inaddition,MPA/IDstudentscompletecorecoursesinlegalandpoliticalinstitutions,governance,management,andthehistoryandtheoryofdevelopment.Studentsgainprofessionalexpertisethroughacaseworkshop,arequiredsummerinternship,asubstantialcapstonepaper,andelectivecourseworkinspecificfieldsofdevelopment.

  • HKSMasterinPublicAdministrationinInternationalDevelopment(MPA/ID)CourseRequirements

    CoreCurriculumRequiredCourses(FirstYear)

    FallSemesterAPI109AdvancedMicroeconomicAnalysisI(1credit)API120AdvancedMac