JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS IN URBAN PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY OR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) offer joint degree programs in public policy and urban planning and in public administration and urban planning. The joint degree programs permit students to pursue a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree at HKS and a Master in Urban Planning (MUP) degree at the GSD and to complete both degrees in three years, rather than the four years that would be required if the two degrees were pursued independently. The same is true for the Master in Public Administration (MPA) and MUP. Students in the joint degree programs must complete all of the basic requirements for both the MPP or MPA and MUP degrees.
A committee made up of HKS/GSD Professor Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez and GSD Professor Jerold S. Kayden (“Faculty Committee”) oversee the degree programs. The Faculty Committee is responsible for making decisions regarding the structure and requirements of the programs and for working with students.
A guide to the degree programs is available for download here (PDF)