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Harvard University

City: Cambridge     State: MA     Country: USA     


Contact: Carol Finney     Email: carol_finney@harvard.edu     


Master in Public Administration/ International Development  

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/degrees/masters/mpa-id  


Delivery Method: Classroom     

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education: Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity     

Year Established:      

Department (if applicable):

School/College (if applicable): John F. Kennedy School of Government


Program Vision:

Program Mission: The two-year Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) Program, Harvard Kennedy School's newest degree, is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in international development. It is an economics-centered, multidisciplinary program, combining rigorous training in analytical and quantitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice.

Institutional Mission: The mission of Harvard College is to educate the citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. We do this through our commitment to the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences education. Beginning in the classroom with exposure to new ideas, new ways of understanding, and new ways of knowing, students embark on a journey of intellectual transformation. Through a diverse living environment, where students live with people who are studying different topics, who come from different walks of life and have evolving identities, intellectual transformation is deepened and conditions for social transformation are created. From this we hope that students will begin to fashion their lives by gaining a sense of what they want to do with their gifts and talents, assessing their values and interests, and learning how they can best serve the world.