Pursue a Harvard part-time degree through a combination of online and on-campus courses. Or earn a five-course certificate.

Get started—flexible class times, part-time pace

Evening and online classes make it easier to fit studies into a busy schedule.

A Harvard credential for career advancement: See why employers and alumni value the high quality of a Harvard Extension education on Your Degree, Your Career.

Try a degree program without commitment: every applicant takes three courses before applying—an ideal way to ensure a program is the right fit.

For certificates, no application is required.

Choose a degree or certificate

Undergraduate degrees

Associate degree

Earn an Associate in Arts degree from Harvard in 64 credits as a springboard to a bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about the requirements for the associate degree.

Bachelor’s degree

Complete a bachelor’s degree you began elsewhere or start fresh here at Harvard. To develop specialized skills for a career, you can pursue focused study in fields like international relations, economics, or psychology. You’ll find our tuition—at $1,020 to $1,200 per course—among the most affordable in undergraduate education.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Liberal Arts.

Master’s degrees

Biotechnology

In this cross-training program for scientists, you can deepen your scientific knowledge while building skills in management. Four concentrations are available: 

  • Life sciences
  • Management principles
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioengineering and nanotechnologies

Learn more about the biotechnology program.

Information technology

Gain the technical skills to compete as an IT professional in the era of rapidly changing technology. Explore topics like mobile app design, database-driven websites, and animation in one of the following concentrations:

  • Software engineering
  • Information management systems
  • Mathematics and computation
  • Digital media arts and instructional design

Learn more about the information technology program.

Journalism

Gain the diversified media skills necessary to succeed in today’s journalism landscape.

In this program, you can complement core courses in writing and reporting with specialized study in statistics, digital technologies, and business. An internship can provide the experience necessary to round out your résumé.

Learn more about the journalism program.

Liberal arts (biology, government, psychology, and more)

Pursue advanced study as a stepping stone to professional advancement, a career change, or a doctoral program.

Fields of study

  • Anthropology and archaeology
  • Biology
  • Celtic languages and literatures
  • Clinical psychology
  • Dramatic arts
  • English
  • Foreign literature, language, and culture
  • Government
  • History
  • History of science, technology, and medicine
  • International relations
  • Legal studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature and creative writing
  • Medieval studies
  • Middle Eastern studies
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Visual arts

Learn more about the liberal arts degree.

Management

Distinguish yourself in this competitive job market by building the business skills critical to organizational success. In this program, you build a foundation in fundamentals like accounting and strategic management. And you take elective courses in areas like negotiation and economic theory. 

Degree tracks:

  • General management
  • Finance

Learn more about the management program.

Mathematics for teaching

Bring math to life in the classroom. Whether you are a current teacher or an aspiring one, you can deepen your understanding of mathematical theory and learn ways to illuminate the subject for middle- and high-school students.

Learn more about the mathematics for teaching program.

Museum studies

Whether you’re interested in collections management, exhibitions, or another aspect of museum work, this degree can help you advance or embark on a successful career.

Learn more about the museum studies program.

Sustainability and environmental management

Gain a foundation for careers in environmental law, sustainable architecture, corporate sustainability, environmental management consulting, and more. In this program, you concentrate your studies in one of the following areas:

  • Ecosystems
  • Sustainability

Learn more about the Sustainability and Environmental Management Graduate Program.

Professional certificates

No application is required for our professional certificates. You pursue focused study in just five courses. 

Nanotechnology

This certificate provides a solid foundation in the field of nanotechnology, covering innovative designs and current applications.

Learn more about the nanotechnology certificate.

Religious studies and education

√ Can be completed online

This certificate, offered in collaboration with the Harvard Divinity School, gives teachers a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in the classroom.

Learn more about the religious studies and education certificate.

Software engineering

√ Can be completed online

Discover the techniques and theory of modern software design and development. You can build on your programming knowledge by learning to test and analyze program behavior.

Learn more about the software engineering certificate.

Strategic management

√ Can be completed online

Gain the strategic planning skills to give you a competitive advantage in your career.

Learn more about the strategic management certificate.

Sustainability

√ Can be completed online

Lead a sustainable revolution at your organization. Through this certificate, you’ll acquire foundational knowledge in environmental management and build skills to implement sustainable, environmentally friendly practices.

Learn more about the sustainability certificate.

Web technologies

√ Can be completed online

Keep pace with the latest trends in web development. Through this certificate, you’ll gain skills to start or advance a career as a web developer.

Learn more about the web technologies certificate.

Health Careers Program

Take the introductory science courses required for application to medical, dental, and veterinary school.

See the Health Careers Program.

Evening and online study, convenient and affordable

Our blended online and on-campus degree programs and professional certificates offer a combination of online courses and courses taken on campus at Harvard. Our tuition ranks among the lowest in Boston, and financial aid is available for degree programs.