2015 Application Long-Term Planning Series - Post 8

All degree seeking HKS students, no matter the Master’s degree program, must complete courses related to economics and quantitative analysis. Strong undergraduate or graduate performance in classes that involve the use of quantitative methods is thus preferred. This can include, but is not limited to, math, economics, and statistics courses. Some applicants that do not take such classes as part of a degree program will enroll in such classes after graduating to improve their candidacy. 

Transcripts and test scores are certainly two areas we focus on to determine quantitative aptitude, however we do have a specific place on the admission application which allows applicants to go more into depth and describe other ways quantitative skills may have been developed and deployed.

For most of our programs submitting a quantitative resume or statement is required. Below is the language found on our application for each program in the Resume/CV section. Please note that t
he quantitative Resume/CV section is not a replacement or substitute for a standard Resume/CV. A separate future post will focus on the standard resume.

As a reminder our online application for 2015 admission consideration is set to be available in early September. The purpose of this series is to give people a jump start on application preparation. Links to the full series to date can be found at the end of this post. 

 

MPP - Required

The MPP program equips students with the skills needed to analyze and solve complex problems. When reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee looks for – among other things – evidence of analytical and quantitative capability and potential. Aptitude in these areas can be demonstrated through coursework and/or professional, volunteer, and internship experiences.

Please submit a résumé that summarizes relevant study and experience with analytic or quantitative material. Relevant coursework typically includes mathematics, statistics, economics, logic, science, information technology, and engineering. When listing coursework, please include main concepts studied and major assignments completed. (The website of your college or university is often a good way for you to obtain this information. Descriptions copied from the course catalog are helpful.)

If you choose to describe major projects completed in a professional, volunteer, or internship setting, please include details on the analytical or quantitative nature of the work performed. We recognize that there will probably be some overlap between the content of your academic/professional résumé and that of your analytical/quantitative résumé.

There is no set format for the analytical/quantitative resume. Feel free to use the samples provided as guides, but ultimately you should structure this information as you see fit. For MPP samples, click here.


MPA2 - Optional

Write a short paragraph (not more than half a page) describing some numerical data that illuminates a policy issue. Explain how analyzing or interpreting the data provides insight into that issue.


MC/MPA and MC/MPA Mason - Required

Write a short paragraph (not more than half a page) describing some numerical data that illuminates a policy issue. Explain how analyzing or interpreting the data provides insight into that issue.


MPA/ID - Required

At least one college level course in microeconomics, macroeconomics and multivariable calculus must be completed before enrollment. Statistics and linear algebra are desirable, but not required. Explain how you have met these requirements, or how you propose to meet them before enrolling in September. Please include descriptions of mathematics courses you have taken that covered calculus and multivariable calculus, as well as descriptions of any courses whose titles do not clearly indicate the content (e.g. Mathematics II or Advanced Mathematics). Official descriptions copied from your college’s course catalog or on-line course catalog are preferred. 

Non-Degree - Optional

Write a short paragraph (not more than half a page) describing some numerical data that illuminates a policy issue. Explain how analyzing or interpreting the data provides insight into that issue. 


Harvard Kennedy School in Kyiv

Sergei Konoplyov, director of the Ukraine Program at Harvard Kennedy School as well as the Black Sea Security Program, will be in Kyiv, Ukraine from August 24 to September 7, 2014. During his visit, he will have some availability to meet with prospective students.

If you are interested in possibly meeting with Sergei during his stay in Kyiv to learn more about HKS, please email admissions@hks.harvard.edu with HKS visit to Kyiv in the subject line. Also please attach a current copy of your resume to your email. We will respond to your email with more information.

Here is more information about Sergei - 

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Sergei Konoplyov is Director of the Harvard Black Sea Regional Security Program and Executive Director of the US-Russia Security Program. He served as Acting Director of the EurasiaFoundation or Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in 1994-1996. A former officer of the Soviet Armed Forces, Sergei served in several military missions in Africa, Latin America and Central Asia. A graduate of the Moscow Military Institute, he also holds a degree from Kyrgyz University in Journalism (Cum Laude) and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. Since 1998 he has been a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (London). He is also a NATO Fellow and received his Ph.D. at the Kiev Institute for International Relations. Since 2000 Sergei has served as Assistant to the Head of the National Security Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament.

2015 Application Long-Term Planning Series - Post 7

Taking a test is rarely a fun endeavor, but test scores play a role in our admission evaluation process and long-term planning will allow applicants to submit the most competitive scores possible. The following are a few pieces of information and advice regarding the submission of test scores.

The vast majority of applicants applying to HKS must submit either a GRE or GMAT test score.  We ask applicants to self report test scores on the application form. Submission of the official score reports takes place if an admission offer is made. The only exceptions to taking the GRE or GMAT exam are for the following candidates - 

  • Those applying to the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Edward S. Mason Program 
  • For candidates applying as Wexner Fellow.
  • Those attending their first year of Harvard Law School who are applying for the joint HKS/HLS MPP/JD degree program. We will accept LSAT scores from HLS in this circumstance.
  • Those currently attending Harvard Medical School who are applying for the joint HMS/HKS MD/MPP degree program. We will accept MCAT scores only is this circumstance. 

If an applicant falls into one of the categories above, we do not require the submission of a GRE or GMAT test report. Applicants who have questions on this topic can send an email to admissions@hks.harvard.edu. No department code is required for any of these tests and we do not require subject tests. We only accept the general test. 

Applicants who do not speak English as a native language and who did not spend four full years at a college or university where English is the language of instruction must also submit a TOEFL or IELTS test score as a part of the application process. 

Part of doing well on an exam is becoming familiar with the exam layout and there are many resources available to help a test taker learn about what to expect. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) provides study resources and advice for both the TOEFL and the GRE, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) provides similar resources for the GMAT, and IELTS sample tests are also available. For applicants who have been out of school for several years, studying and taking practice tests can play important refresher roles. 

Practice is one thing, but often times test takers are not satisfied with the result of their first live exam. A wise course of action is to take your first live test well before the admission deadline, allowing you time to take the test again if you are not satisfied with the result. I cannot tell you how many applicants contact us each year filled with regret that they took their first real exam only weeks before the deadline. 

For prospective applicants who are still in college or close to graduation, my advice is to take any necessary standardized tests while still in school or shortly after graduation. Taking tests is likely a part of the school routine that will be lost after graduation. Also, life has a tendency to get busy and the longer you are away from school the more challenging it might be to study for and take a standardized test. 

As far as time frames, both the GRE and GMAT scores are good for five years while TOEFL and IELTS scores are good for two years. Below are the score codes that should be entered to make sure the results are delivered to HKS.

GRE and TOEFL:  3454

GMAT:  HRL-27-69

IELTS: Enter Harvard Kennedy School in the section referencing where you wish to have your results sent

Timelines and circumstances for each individual will obviously vary, but there is no doubt that long term test planning and preparation can help to ensure the submission of the most competitive application possible.

HKS does not have minimum scores for the GRE or GMAT. More information on preferred score ranges will be offered in a future admissions blog entry.

We do have minimum score requirements for the TOEFL and IELTS. There is no need to take both language tests, however applicants are welcome to take both - we do not have a preference. Candidates who wish to be considered for admission must obtain the following scores:

  • A score of 100 or great on the iBT. We prefer to see a score of 25 or greater on each subsection.
  • An overall band score of 7 on the IELTS. We prefer to see a score of 7 or greater on each subsection.

 

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Student-led Information Session – Kabul

We are happy to announce an upcoming opportunity in Kabul, Afghanistan to learn about HKS from a current student. The host will discuss HKS degree programs, curriculum, and student life.

Kabul, Afghanistan
Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:30–7:30 PM

Kabul Star Hotel (lobby)
Zanbaq Square Anqara Cadysa, Opposite Turkish Embassy
Kabul
Afghanistan

Please click here to register.

Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellows

Each year HKS offers competitive merit-based fellowships and scholarships to incoming and returning students. Applicants apply for these opportunities shortly after submitting an admission application. The HKS Student Financial Services Office sends out a financial aid application to applicants after the admission application has been submitted. Prospective students can start learning about funding opportunities by visiting the fellowships and scholarships page of our website. 


The following story on the inaugural class of Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellows was written and published by Doug Gavel of the HKS Communications department on July 29, 2014.

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership Inaugural Class of Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellows


Cambridge, MA — The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today the inaugural cohort of Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellows. The 10 fellows, selected for their outstanding potential and dedication to working in African American and other underserved communities in the U.S., will begin pursuing graduate degrees at HKS in the upcoming 2014-15 academic year. Some will also pursue joint or concurrent degrees at other Harvard graduate schools.

“We are elated by the quality and quantity of applications the Kennedy School has received for this new fellowship,” said David Gergen, Public Service Professor of Public Leadership and CPL co-director. “Sheila’s fellowship has clearly stirred the hearts of young people, and we are proud to welcome the first 10 fellows into our midst; they represent a highly promising generation of new leaders to advance the common good.” 

The fellowship, created by Sheila C. Johnson in October 2013 with a $5 million gift, will provide full tuition, health coverage, and a generous stipend to 50 fellows over the next five years. CPL, led by co-directors David Gergen and Max Bazerman, and executive director Patricia Bellinger, will serve as a home base for the fellows on campus, providing leadership development and co-curricular programming to complement their academic work. Sheila C. Johnson, a member of CPL’s Leadership Council and the Executive Committee of HKS, is eager to see the fellows linked closely with an extensive network of alumni, mentors, and practitioners around the world. 

The second year of Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowships will be awarded for the academic year 2015-16. Students who are interested must submit applications to enroll at HKS before the applications deadline of December 2, 2014. 

The inaugural cohort of fellows will include:

Jennifer Angarita (M.P.P.) has worked for the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) for the past four years, most recently serving as National Worker Center Partnership Coordinator. She graduated with honors from Yale University with a B.A. in Anthropology. 

Xevion Baptiste (M.P.P.) is an analyst for the Calvert Foundation investment team, where she manages a large portfolio of equity investments and loans with affordable housing developers, small business leaders and microfinance providers. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Macaulay Honors College & Hunter College, CUNY, where she received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.

Kimberly Branch 
(M.P.P.) is the director of Recruitment at Tennessee Achievement School District, a statewide, turnaround school district initiated through Race to the Top. A Gates Millennium Scholar, she received her B.A. from Duke University in Economics.

Michael Clegg (M.P.P.) has served as a Teach for America elementary school teacher in Camden, NJ since 2012, where in his first year he was named his school’s teacher of the year, and where he is currently a finalist for Teach for America’s corps member of the year. He is a graduate of Occidental College with a B.A. in Politics. 

Kimberly Dowdell (Mid-Career) is a project manager and director of business development for Levien & Company, a real estate project management company based in New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. 

Derwin Dubose (Mid-Career) has served as principal consultant at Next Generation advocacy, a fundraising and communications consultancy for organizations supporting underserved communities in Durham, NC, since August 2011. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, with a B.A. in American History.

Vedette Gavin (Mid-Career) is a St. Luke’s Foundation Francis H. Beam Community Health Fellow at the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities at Metro-Health in Cleveland, OH where she has, among other accomplishments developed and implemented a place-based model for community health improvement. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a B.S. in General Biology, and she received her M.P.H. from The Ohio State University. 

Brandon Hoffman (M.P.A.) is an M.B.A. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, where is a recipient of the Joseph Wharton Fellowship. He is a cum laude graduate from California State University at Fullerton with a B.A. in Business Administration. 

Abdulaziz Said (M.P.P.) is an Ed.M. candidate at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he is a Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University with a B.A. in International Relations & Public Studies. 

ImeIme Umana (M.P.P.) is a senior at Harvard College, where she is the president of the Institute of Politics, chair of its Community Action Committee, a member of several of its programs, student representative to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Standing Committee of Public Service, and Director of Scholars and Fundraising for Harvard Model Congress San Francisco. A joint concentrator in Government and African American Studies, she will graduate this spring. 

About Sheila C. Johnson


Sheila Johnson is CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality company she founded in 2005. She is President and Managing Partner of the WNBA Washington Mystics and the first African-American woman to be an owner or partner in three professional sports teams: the Mystics, the Washington Wizards (NBA), and the Washington Capitals (NHL).

Johnson has long been a powerful influence in the entertainment industry, starting with her work as founding partner of Black Entertainment Television (BET). She has served as executive producer of four documentary films, and her newest film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, opened fall 2013.

Click here to visit the press release on the HKS website.

August 12th - Admissions Office Closed

Please note that the Admissions Office will be closed on Tuesday, August 12th. Members of our staff will be attending an all day off campus event sponsored by the school. Our replies to email and phone messages will be delayed. We appreciate your patience and will work quickly to catch up on our return.

Deval “Dev” Zaveri - MC/MPA 2014

The following post was submitted by 2014 MC/MPA graduate Deval “Dev” Zaveri. The one-year Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA) is an intensive eight credit program, preceded by a one-month summer program exclusively for mid-career professionals. MC/MPA applicants must possess a minimum of seven years of full-time work experience to qualify for admission consideration.

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Two kids. A husband. A dog. A mortgage. Your husband’s job and your job. Your friends. A move across country. Oh, and that little thing called the GRE. Seriously, at your stage in life, and with all that you have on your plate, how can you spare the time to apply to Harvard, let alone actually attend and disrupt the “balance” you have worked so hard to achieve?

I’m writing to tell you that you can do it. I know you can, because I did.
That’s what I had on my plate when I applied to, then attended, Harvard’s Mid-Career Master of Public Administration program. And I wasn’t alone. There were several other mothers in my class, and some of them had even moved to Cambridge from other countries.

But we were a relatively small percentage of the class. And that bothered me because so many of the public policy challenges that we face are addressed more comprehensively and more precisely when the experiences of mothers are brought to bear. Plus, this was Harvard — aren’t they supposed to get it right?!

When several of us voiced this concern during orientation, we were told that the school admits women in approximately the same proportion as apply. Thus, the issue wasn’t with Harvard, it’s that too few women and mothers are applying to the mid-career program. Ever since hearing that, I have wanted to write to encourage other women, and especially mothers, to apply.

If you have read this far, then somewhere inside of you, you are probably willing to make the sacrifices that attending HKS entails. So my job in writing this post is to encourage you to take that first step toward submitting an application. Others with personal circumstances similar to yours have done it, and so can you.

When I applied, I was a litigation attorney with over ten years of private practice experience. I had also been a Navy JAG and wanted to return public service. I’ve always had an interest in government, but when I first learned of the mid-career program, it all seemed too much. I pushed the thought of applying out of my head. “My plate overfloweth, thank you,” I thought.

But it gnawed at me. I try not to have “what ifs” in my life, so a few months later, I revisited the issue. I decided the worst that would happen is that I’d spend a few dollars on the GRE and lose some evenings relearning math in preparing to take it (and relearn I did - so much math had left my brain since college!). I hired a babysitter to watch my kids at night so that I could study, and didn’t plan any further – what was the point, it wasn’t realistic that I’d actually attend even if admitted! And so, I took the GRE, applied, and forgot about it. A few months later though, I received an email with the good news that I had been admitted, and a few months after that, we were loading our minivan for the long drive from San Diego.

Was it worth it? Yes! HKS is as advertised, and much, much more. So, if you have a calling to do something that serves an interest greater than your own self-interest, apply. If you want to improve your city, state, or country, and gain the tools to do so, by all means, apply. Your city, state, and country need you.

Yes, there will be challenges every step of the way (starting with that pesky GRE), and then a whole new set of unforeseen challenges once you get here. But whether you let those challenges be barriers is your call. I say, move forward with the application, and if you are admitted, the challenges in your personal life will sort themselves out. Few people will want to deny you the opportunity of attending HKS. And who knows, at graduation, you may even find (as I did) that you and your family will be looking for excuses to stay in Cambridge for another year!

So what are you waiting for? Apply!


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2014 New Student Post #4: Lisa Fitzpatrick, MC/MPA

Lisa Kathleen Fitzpatrick is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and public health expert who trained at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a professorial lecturer for the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and serves as a site mentor for graduate students in public health. Dr. Fitzpatrick spent 10 years working for CDC in the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention.

Her career has traversed domestic and global public health, research, community health advocacy, medicine, leadership and management. Because of her commitment to reducing health disparities, she founded the Community Wellness Collective (CWC) in Southeast Washington, DC (www.communitywellnesscollective.com).The CWC mission is to increase community health literacy and physical activity, including yoga and meditation, in underserved communities disproportionately impacted by preventable chronic diseases. 

Her hobbies include photography, traveling, cycling, tennis and just about anything outdoors. 

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It’s 9:46 pm. I’m sitting in silence reflecting on my day in the HKS mid-career summer program and realizing how extraordinary it was. Before arriving I had no doubt this journey would be life changing but until being here for the orientation it was difficult to concretely appreciate what a gift it is to be here. I suspect over the next year many benefits will be revealed but today I had two realizations about how incredible it is to be connected to this network of amazing people.

First, a great proportion of my learning will come from my classmates. Earlier today a classmate, Hany Beshr, convened an ad hoc interest group on the intersection of business and government. The group appealed to me largely because of my growing frustration with government bureaucracy, inertia and the absence of creativity in seeking solutions to our national and local health crises. The majority of my career has been in either government or academics. Consequently, I know very little about the private sector and public private partnerships. I crave understanding about how to shift our response to one that is more innovative, community-focused and results-driven.

As we introduced ourselves I was humbled and deeply impressed by the depth and diversity of our professional accomplishments, but more so by how much I will learn from my classmates who are seasoned in areas in which I have little or no experience. The group was professionally diverse with nearly a third from government, a third from business and several with extensive experience forging and facilitating public private partnerships. To my delight I also detected welcome themes throughout the conversations and introductions. We believe it is possible for government to become more nimble, innovative, efficient and collaborative. We believe the private sector possesses tremendous potential, influence and resources to assist government in responding to complex social challenges. I am very encouraged by these perspectives.

Second, the cultural diversity of our class will contribute immeasurably to my personal growth and cultural sensitivity. Direct exposure to such a variety of ethnicities and cultures is a gift rarely afforded anyone in a lifetime. Between the ad hoc group and another dinner I attended afterward, today alone I interacted with people from 20 different countries: India, Zimbabwe, Palestine, Ghana, Costa Rica, Kenya, Nigeria, New Zealand, Croatia, Australia, Israel, South Africa, Turkey, Malaysia, Ecuador, Macedonia, Japan, Egypt, Columbia and China. When the phrase “cultural sensitivity” emerged many years ago, I immediately identified with it somehow thinking my years of global travel insulated me from the need to become more culturally-sensitive.

Although I consider myself open-minded and “exposed”, my experiences today challenged a few of my assumptions about people who are culturally different than me. These lessons are here for each of us if we approach this adventure at HKS openly and with a spirit of curiosity and inclusion. Today I listened….a lot and without judgment. I will keep listening. Listening leads to understanding and acceptance, the natural by-product of which can be unparalleled cultural sensitivity.

I never second guessed my decision to accept admission to HKS because I knew it would be a unique and invaluable experience. However, as I sit here pondering today’s events and revelations, I am convinced I made the right decision. Whatever strengths and gifts I bring from previous experiences, my capacity for growth and understanding about the world and our fellow human beings is limitless. I am looking forward to an incredible year ahead filled with openness, new friendships, learning and personal growth. It really is a wonderful gift to be here.

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2015 Application Long-Term Planning Series - Post 6

Following instructions is an important part of the application process and I will admit, the HKS application instructions are long and detailed. Even though the application will not be available until September, I thought it would be a good idea to cover some of the frequently asked questions surrounding application instructions and requirements in this long-term planning series.

Academic transcripts are an important part of our holistic review process and it is never too early to start compiling your transcript information.

Jamie Bergstein from our office has composed the following helpful entry on transcript information.

Transcripts 101

Every year we get many questions regarding transcripts. I am hoping this blog post cuts down on confusion and processing time for you and our office.

What do I need to submit?

Applicants are required to scan and upload transcripts for all colleges and universities attended. Transcripts must include the following:

  • all courses attended and grades received
  • proof of degree conferral
  • date of degree conferral
  • grading policy and scale

Domestic transcripts will have this information listed on the transcript 99.9% of the time. If our office finds we need more information, we will contact you. This information may vary on international transcripts. Proof of degree conferral is usually a separate document – please make sure to request this information in addition to your transcript.

Many international transcripts will say the student “graduated” or coursework was “completed”. Please note this does not count as degree conferral and you will need to provide additional information.

Applicants who participated in the Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) must upload a copy of their program evaluation.

What if I transferred universities or participated in a study abroad program?

Separate transcripts are required for study abroad programs and/or transfer classes if the home institution does not report grades, courses, and dates of attendance. Many transcripts only list that credit was received to your home institution. We will need to see the specific courses and grades received for these classes.

Non-English Transcripts

Transcripts and diplomas in languages other than English must be translated by the issuing institution or a certified translation service. We need to receive both the untranslated and translated version of these documents. Our office does not have a preferred translation service, but we often recommend Harvard Student Agencies’ translation service.

What if I am currently enrolled in classes or a degree program?

If you are currently enrolled in classes and/or a degree granting program, we need proof of enrollment that includes a list of your current classes. We do not need to see grades if they are not available, but we will need to see classes.

Important Additional Information

You do not need to provide transcripts for professional training, executive education, language, secondary schools, Gymnasiums, lycées, or certificate programs that did not result in university/college credit. Please do not list these programs on the application form.

Important note on official documents: For your convenience and expedited processing, we allow applicants to submit unofficial copies of their transcripts. If you are admitted and choose to attend Harvard Kennedy School, you must provide official copies of your transcripts and degree conferrals (if a degree was received). You must have the issuing institution send the transcript, degree conferral, and translation (if necessary) directly to HKS in a signed and sealed envelope. Please keep this in mind as you prepare your application, as it may be in your best interest to submit official documents by the application deadline.

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Fall Open Houses, Visit Schedule, and Travel

Harvard Kennedy School will host four daytime open houses and two evening information sessions on our campus this fall. More information will be sent to registrants as the dates approach.

Daytime Open Houses for All Programs

Attending an open house is a great the opportunity to learn more about the admissions process and our degree programs in detail from the program directors, meet current students at lunch, attend a class and learn about financial aid. Space is limited and it is required to RSVP.

The following open houses are for all of our Master’s Programs:

September 22, 2014 Open House - RSVP Here

October 27, 2014 Open House - RSVP Here

November 24, 2014 Open House - RSVP Here

The open house schedule is typically as follows:

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Daytime Open House for MPA/ID Program

Applicants interested in the MPA/ID program are encouraged to attend the
MPA/ID open house, scheduled for October 6. The open house will be a full day event. Space is limited and it is required to RSVP.

October 6, 2014 MPA/ID Open House - RSVP Here

Evening Information Sessions

The evening information sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.  Attendees will hear from Degree Programs Student Affairs staff, and students and alumni. There will be time for Q & A. Space is limited and it is required to RSVP.

October 15, 2014 - RSVP Here

November 13, 2014 - RSVP Here


Daily Information Sessions

Daily fall information sessions and tours will begin in September. The times will be posted in late August/early September.

If you are interested in the MPA/ID program, it is best that you email the MPA/ID office directly to set up an appointment.

Fall Travel

Representatives from HKS will also be traveling this fall, and some of our confirmed events are listed below. We have not finalized our schedule and we will be adding more locations. Please continue to check the admissions blog and the online recruitment calendar for updates. 

Nazareth, Israel

September 6, 2014 - Details Pending



Haifa, Israel

September 7, 2014 - Information Here


Tel Aviv, Israel

September 8, 2014 - Information Here



Ramallah, Palestine

September 10, 2014 - Details Pending



Jerusalem, Israel

September 11, 2014 - Details Pending



New York, NY

APSIA graduate school forum

September 15, 2014



Washington, DC

APSIA graduate school forum

September 17, 2014



Oslo, Norway

Harvard Kennedy School information session

September 17, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.



Bergen, Norway

September 18, 2014 - Details Pending



Toronto, Canada

APSIA graduate school forum

September 18, 2014



New York, NY

Idealist graduate school fair

September 22, 2014


Geneva, Switzerland

September 23, 2014 - Details Pending


Mexico City and Monterrey

Early October - Details Pending


Phoenix, AZ

Idealist graduate school fair

October 14, 2014



Houston, TX

Idealist graduate school fair

October 15, 2014



New Orleans, LA

Idealist graduate school fair

October 16, 2014



New Orleans, LA

Harvard information session - Details Pending

October 17, 2014



Miami, FL

Idealist graduate school fair

October 20, 2014



Chicago, IL

Idealist graduate school fair

October 23, 2014



Columbus, OH

Idealist graduate school fair

October 27, 2014



Washington, DC

Idealist graduate school fair

October 28, 2014



Seattle, WA

Idealist graduate school fair

November 3, 2014



Portland, OR

Idealist graduate school fair

November 4, 2014