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Public Administration - International Development

Harvard Kennedy School

24 months
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About

The two-year Public Administration - International Development, MPA/ID degree from Harvard Kennedy School is designed to train the next generation of practitioners and leaders in the field of international development.

Overview

It is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

The Public Administration - International Development, MPA/ID degree from Harvard Kennedy School offers unparalleled training for a professional career in development. The mix of theoretical rigor with a practical approach has proven to be a winning combination in the professional world. 

The right fit

The MPA/ID Program may be for you if you:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the social, political and economic growth of developing and transitional economy countries
  • Work in the development field, whether in government, central or regional banks, international development institutions, nonprofits, research organizations or the private sector
  • Have a strong academic record
  • Excel in economics and mathematics
  • Want to deepen your understanding of complex development problems and acquire the analytical tools to design and implement effective solutions

Beyond HKS

Around the world, Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) graduates are in pivotal roles, leading development. Inside governments and traditional development organizations, and outside the box in startups and social enterprises, MPA/IDs are changing the way development is done. 

Our graduates hold influential policy and management positions in a wide range of international organizations, national governments, central and regional banks, nonprofit and research organizations and private sector companies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Statistics and Econometrics
  • Economic Development: Theory, Evidence and Policy Design
  • Management in a Development Context
  • Institutions in Development
  • Good Governance
  • Applications and Cases in International Development
  • Capstone Paper

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
7
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
100

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, with a strong academic record, including good grades in economics and mathematics courses.
  • Prerequisite courses: completion of at least one university-level course each in microeconomics, macroeconomics and three university-level courses in calculus, which must include multivariable calculus.
  • Competitive GRE or GMAT scores, especially in the quantitative section. In general, you are most competitive for admission if you score in the 80th percentile and above on the GRE or GMAT quantitative section. 
  • TOEFL/IELTS
  • Recommendations
  • Essays

Work experience

Most of our admitted MPA/IDs have at least three years of development-related work experience in government, central or regional banks, international development institutions, nonprofits, research organizations or private businesses. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51432 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    51432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51432 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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