Harvard University

John F. Kennedy School of Government

Public Policy


Harvard Graduate School of Education, 321 Longfellow Hall, Appian Way

13 Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MPP, MPA2, MPA/ID, MC/MPA, Doctoral Programs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Harvard Kennedy School is committed to making a positive impact in the world.

Over the last three decades, we have become the global leader in educating and empowering individuals committed to advancing the public interest. Inspired as ever by President John F. Kennedy's call to serve, we constantly strive to address the world's most pressing issues, reach for bold new ideas, and develop practical solutions that give governments the tools to solve current problems and prevent future crises.

In the face of such daunting challenges as poverty, global warming, terrorism, and the global economic crisis, Harvard Kennedy School responds with action and ideas that are effective, proactive, and visionary.

Thanks to our renowned faculty and pioneering research centers, we deliver real-time, sustainable solutions. We prepare students in all sectors — public, private, and nonprofit — to advance the public interest. And we're truly a global hub for education and research with our students and alumni representing more than 180 countries around the world.

A defining and distinguishing characteristic of the Kennedy School is that we measure ourselves by whether we're making a difference. We train leaders to think deeply and broadly about public service and the impact policies have on people, markets, and institutions. Our students, faculty, alumni, and staff are committed to improving the lives of others and making the world a better place.

Joining Harvard Kennedy School means turning idealism into action, overcoming obstacles to achieve far-reaching results, thinking and acting globally, learning directly from leaders who have shaped the world, and inspiring others. It means finding breakthrough solutions and leaving a legacy of lasting change. Yet above all, it means answering President Kennedy's challenge to "ask what you can do" to make the world a better place.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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