Admission to all programs is competitive, and is based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements for the programs, fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory. All program participants are expected to be free of official duties while attending a program.
Early application is encouraged since programs often fill to capacity. Due to the interactive nature of Executive Education programs, the number of participants is limited. Applications received after the stated program deadline will be considered only if space remains in the class. Because the time required to obtain a visa can be lengthy, we encourage applicants from outside the United States to apply at least 12 weeks before the start date of each program.
Each Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education program has its own admissions criteria, application deadline, and tuition fee. Please visit the appropriate program page to learn more about the admissions process for the program of your choice.