Celebrating the Graduating Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

Current and future leaders in public service – from the United States and across the globe – will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies May 25 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Class of 2017 consists of approximately 575 graduates, representing 99 countries. 

The HKS Class of 2017 includes principal adviser at the Australian Treasury; a director in the Central Bank of Iceland; a deputy inspector for the New York City Police Department; a former Mexico City legislator; a senior church minister from Nigeria; and a captain of the Critical Care Air Transport Team in the U.S. Air Force. 

Graduate degrees include: Master in Public Administration (MPA); Mid-Career Master in Public Administration; (MC/MPA); Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID); Master in Public Policy (MPP); Ph.D. in Health Policy; Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government; Ph.D. in Public Policy; and Ph.D. in Social Policy. (All Ph.D. degrees are conferred by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.)

   The breakdown by program for the HKS Class of 2017:

  • Master in Public Administration (MPA), 85
  • Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID), 68
  • Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA), 184
  • Master in Public Policy (MPP), 215
  • Ph.D. in Health Policy, 11
  • Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, 4
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy, 5
  • Ph.D. in Social Policy, 3 

Morning exercises at Harvard Yard will kick off the day’s events. A separate Kennedy School ceremony will follow at approximately 12:15 p.m. in JFK Memorial Park where diplomas will be awarded. Both ceremonies will be web streamed live on the Harvard Kennedy School website.

HKS students in caps and gowns

Harvard Kennedy School graduates will celebrate commencement on May 25.

HKS students in caps and gowns

The HKS Class of 2017 consists of graduates from 99 countries.

 


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