Master in Public Policy

Master in Public Policy

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: 31 January
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $85
Intakes: October
International tuition: $51,432
Domestic tuition: $51,432

Program overview

At the heart of the program is a core curriculum that lets you learn across a range of areas. Classes are taught using a combination of traditional lectures and the case method, which was pioneered at Harvard. You will work with world-renowned faculty members in a collaborative environment. Best of all, your classmates will be as diverse and interesting as the issues you investigate and the problems you solve.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    First of all, Harvard is looking for a demonstrated commitment to and passion for serving the public interest. We also gauge your potential to excel in the multiple forms of analysis—economic, empirical, ethical, political, and integrative policy analysis—that are at the heart of our curriculum, and in management and leadership. You can demonstrate these qualities through your academic background, professional experience, and community or volunteer work. You are not strictly required to have professional experience, but having at least two years of full-time professional employment will make you a stronger candidate. Applicants directly from undergraduate school are rarely admitted. Academic record: a bachelor's degree and evidence of quantitative proficiency, such as success in undergraduate-level economics, statistics, or calculus courses TOEFL/IELTS: evidence of fluency in English if it’s not your native language, demonstrated by a TOEFL score of at least 25 on each section of the iBT; 58 (reading section), 59 (listening section) and 61 (writing section) on the PBT; or a 7 on each section of the IELTS

    Career opportunities

    The Kennedy School offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the study of public policy, administration, and leadership.

    Campus location

    Cambridge , United States