Harvard Kennedy School 2018-2019 Essay Prompts

Hello, Harvard Kennedy School hopefuls! We know you’re pondering your applications to all those top tier policy programs, so without further ado, here are the 2018-2019 application season essay prompts for the Harvard Kennedy School. Source: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/admissions-aid/masters-program-admissions/how-apply All Programs Personal History Essay (optional) Diversity of all kinds (race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality,… Continue reading

2018-2019 Policy School Application Deadlines for Top MPP / MPA Programs

The schools included: American University (SPA), Carnegie Mellon (Heinz), Columbia (SIPA), Cornell (CIPA), Duke (Sanford), George Washington University (Trachtenberg), Georgetown (McCourt), Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Indiana Bloomington (SPEA), Johns Hopkins (SAIS), NYU (Wagner), Princeton (Woodrow Wilson), Syracuse (Maxwell), UC Berkeley (Goldman), University of Chicago (Harris), Michigan Ann Arbor (Ford), USC (Price), UT Austin (LBJ School), U…. Continue reading

The U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship

This week  we’d like to tell you about a great funding opportunity at the Harvard Kennedy School: the U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship. This fellowship is sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Center for Public Leadership (CPL) in order to bring together talented and emerging leaders who are committed agents of transformation in U.S. Latino… Continue reading

Harvard Kennedy School: Mid-Career Master in Public Administration

Hello, and thanks for joining us! Over the last few weeks we’ve been talking to those of you who are still in college and thinking about graduate school. With programs such as HBS 2+2, Yale Silver Scholars, UVA Darden Future Year and Stanford Deferred Admission, there are multiple opportunities to gain admittance into a top-tier… Continue reading

School Spotlight: Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Admissions Highlights: Overview of Degree Programs Master in Public Policy (MPP): The two-year MPP program provides future public leaders with the conceptual framework and practical skills necessary to succeed in public service. The MPP core requirements are built upon strong foundations in three methodological areas: analysis, management, and leadership. Master in Public Administration/International… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Lin from Harvard Kennedy School & UCLA Anderson School of Management

Lin has both a MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Harvard and a member of the UCLA Anderson Honor Society (top 15%). He received full-tuition scholarships at both institutions. Lin received his BS from… Continue reading

Consultant Spotlight: Judy from Harvard Kennedy School for 33 years

Bio of Judy who worked at Harvard for 33 years Judy joined The Art of Applying team after a 33-year career at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government where she served on the admissions committee for 25 years. At Harvard Kennedy School, Judy directed the Office of Career Services for many years. In 1997… Continue reading

How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Mid-Career (MC/MPA) Program is Right for You

Guest Post from Heidi, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Program is Right for You “Is this program right for me?” It’s a good question to ask yourself for any program. Perhaps more so when considering mid-career programs. The following tips will help you get started:… Continue reading

Quick Tips for the Harvard Kennedy School MPA/ID Application Essays

Post written by The Art of Applying consultant Nanako This post begins with the essay prompts for the HKS MPA/ID application and then shares some quick tips on how to tackle each essay prompt. Essay Prompts for HKS MPA/ID 2016-2017 Application Source: Harvard Kennedy School MPA/ID Website The MPA/ID application includes several essays. 1. The… Continue reading