Announcing New Courses and Certificates for 2016–17

Planning ahead for the next academic year at Harvard Extension School? Course listings and new 2016–17 academic offerings—including eight new graduate certificates—are now live on the website. We invite you to explore your options with us.

Nearly 800 Open-Enrollment Courses

You can choose from courses that meet online or on campus in the evening. Studying from a distance? Many of our on-campus courses also include an option to participate online. Additionally, some online courses include an intensive weekend class on campus to give you the opportunity to connect in person with faculty and peers.

Registration for fall begins Monday, July 18. Degree candidates who have been admitted to a program can register early, starting July 14. See the calendar for more dates.

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New Certificates

We have designed eight new graduate certificates in the following professional and liberal arts fields:

We currently offer more than 30 graduate certificates. Many of our graduate certificates can be stacked toward a master’s degree, allowing you to earn a short-format credential on your path to a master’s. Find a certificate that interests you, and explore course options and degree stackability.

See all graduate certificates

New Opportunities for Degree Candidates

Harvard Kennedy School management degree candidates. Management degree candidates who are in good academic standing will have a new option for fulfilling the on-campus requirement by completing a week-long executive education program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Learn more

Smithsonian and museum studies program collaboration. Through a new collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, we will offer two active-learning weekend courses at various Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC, this fall, as well as a web-conference course in the spring. These courses can be applied toward the on-campus course requirement for the Museum Studies Graduate Program. Learn more

HBX CORe. We will continue to offer HBX CORe as an alternate pathway to admission for the graduate degree fields in management and finance. And candidates for the Bachelor of Liberal Arts can apply CORe credit toward their degree. Learn more

For all special options for degree candidates, visit Special Academic Opportunities.

Also, be sure to check out the many privileges of being a degree candidate, including early registration, library borrowing privileges, career services, and the opportunity to get involved with University services like the Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program.

Have a question about our academic offerings?

Our Enrollment Services team can help.

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I look forward to study more at the Extension School after finishing my first class after receiving my undergraduate degree from another school.

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