Going back to school doesn’t have to mean putting your life on hold. We’ve designed our courses, certificates, and degrees to give you the flexibility to pace your studies to fit your schedule.

  • Choose from more than 900 courses offered online and on campus
  • Study with Harvard faculty and industry experts
  • Customize your degree or certificate pathway to meet your goals
  • Join a global community of learners—last year's graduates represent 45 US states and 36 countries around the world

Graduate Certificates

Develop new skills and build expertise in more than 35 fields of study. Graduate certificates can be completed in three to five courses.

Graduate Degrees

Deepen your expertise in more than 20 fields of study, such as management, sustainability, and software engineering. Graduate degrees can be completed in 10 to 12 courses.

Loie Williams

Master of Liberal Arts, Management alumnus

The flexibility of the timeframe allowed me to continue to work and raise my family while earning my degree. I took one class at a time, which gave me the opportunity to focus on the topic, to complete all coursework, and to end each class with a depth of knowledge I would not have gotten had I taken four or five classes in one semester."

Why Study at Harvard Extension School?


Study part time in online and on-campus courses and pace your studies to fit your schedule.


Learn from faculty at the forefront of their fields. Receive one-on-one support along your academic journey.


Tailor your course selection and dive deep into topics that interest you and prepare you for the career you want.


Apply new knowledge and skills immediately in the workplace and see the impact of your education in real time.

Want to learn more?

Connect with our enrollment services team today to learn more about our courses, certificates, and degrees.

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