The Harvard Kennedy School Advantage: MPA MPP degrees


Outstanding Philosophy, Curricula and Students

Thousands of Harvard Kennedy School graduates are engaged in public service across employment sectors and around the globe. Our students and alumni vary in age, background, experience level, and nationality, yet share a common commitment to public service and the ability to:

  • Strategically and quantitatively analyze complex problems, using a wide variety of tools and approaches
  • Leverage multi-disciplined perspectives to develop solutions
  • Understand issues through a global cultural lens
  • Synthesize perspectives to innovate, build teams, and effectively lead projects and /or organizations to successful outcomes
  • Make a positive difference in the world

The Harvard Kennedy School MPA and MPP degree programs are designed to provide students with the necessary skills in leadership, analysis, management, and advocacy and to imbue an ability to call on these skills under ever-changing circumstances. Visit the Overview of Degree Programs to learn more about the various programs and eligibility requirements, and to see a class profile. You may also browse all course listings to see the wide array of courses available to our students.

To find out more about where our students go after graduation, read our most recent Employment Overview.

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