PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — KSG Public Policy, Harvard University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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6-10

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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5-21

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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773

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

All Students

FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$33,696
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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$1,126
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$4,212

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$105

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$11,856
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,132

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$11,042
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$2,035

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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0%
FELLOWSHIP
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43%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
100%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
1%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
0%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
0%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
0%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
24%
FOREIGN SOURCES
16%
OTHER US SOURCES
2%
SELF SUPPORT
57%

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

5.0

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

72%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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13

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
YES

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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YES

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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NO
WRITING
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YES
STATISTICS
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YES
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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NO
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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NO
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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NO
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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YES
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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5-9

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.5
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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1.8

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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68%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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2.1

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 58 Public Affairs, Public Policy, and Public Administration programs


Range of Rankings
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42-51

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
18%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
8%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
58%
FEMALE
42%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
58%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
42%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
5%
NATIVE AMERICAN
1%
ASIAN
8%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
29%
HISPANIC
7%
UNKNOWN
8%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
99%
PART TIME
1%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
51%
FEMALE
49%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
74%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
26%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
4%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
10%
WHITE
43%
HISPANIC / LATINO
4%
UNKNOWN
39%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
74%
PART TIME
26%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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37
Interdisciplinary faculty
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0%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
910
First year
519

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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1.5

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 KSG Public Policy degrees from Harvard University


Master's degrees/year

547.8

Doctoral degrees/year

7.8

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(617) 495-1000 ext. 1000


Location

Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all KSG Public Policy degree recipients from Harvard University and may include graduates from more than one program.