What's New for 2019-20? New Graduate Certificate and Degree Fields

Thinking about the next academic year at Harvard Extension? New academic offerings for 2019–20 are now available. We’re proud to announce over 900 courses, new topics for graduate study, and new pathways to admission.

Courses for 2019–20

You can now browse our catalog of 900-plus courses, offered in 15-week fall or spring terms or in a 3-week January term. Registration for degree candidates opens on July 25. General registration opens July 29. 

Course Catalog

New Master’s Degree Program 

This year, we’re introducing a new graduate field in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. This graduate degree program is ideal for those who want to focus on the business applications of psychology to create a healthier, more productive workplace. You will gain expertise in organizational behavior and industrial psychology, as well as motivation, management, and psychological theory.

Read more about the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program

Four New Graduate Certificates 

Graduate certificates at Harvard Extension allow you to earn a specialized credential in less time than it takes to earn a master’s. Many certificates stack toward our degree programs. Beginning this fall, we’re offering four new certificates.

Data Analytics Certificate 

Take your analytical skills to the next level. Business analysts, marketers, and data-driven professionals will learn to derive new insights and solve problems through a range of tools and technology. Learn programming skills, data visualization, and statistical analyses to address real-world challenges.

Read more about the Data Analytics Certificate

Digital Storytelling Certificate 

This graduate-level certificate gives writers, journalists, marketers, museum professionals, and more the skills to create dynamic, innovative stories for the web. Learn journalism trends and fundamentals, and develop the technical skills to bring stories to life.

Read more about the Digital Storytelling Certificate

Project Management Certificate 

Professionals in a wide range of industries learn how to successfully manage projects, from initiation to closing. Explore the project management lifecycle, build leadership and communication skills, and prepare for successful implementation and presentation. The curriculum aligns with the Project Management Institute’s talent triangle.

Read more about the Project Management Certificate

Sustainable Food Systems Certificate 

Researchers, analysts, and government and civic officials can hone in on eco-agricultural issues of natural resource protection, sustainable food production, food security, and more. Learn methods of improving food sustainability in rural and urban areas, through both private and public initiatives. The curriculum aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the Sustainable Food Systems Certificate

Updated Certificates

To provide students with credentials that are relevant and current in their field, we’ve updated some of our graduate certificates to reflect industry trends and standards. The following certificates have been revised accordingly:

Learn more about pursuing a graduate certificate

New Pathways for Data Science, Finance, and Information Management Systems Degrees

Harvard Extension School partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to offer different pathways into select Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) fields. This year, we’re introducing new MITx MicroMasters® pathways into the following programs:

Interested in our programs?

Connect with our Enrollment Services team to learn more about our certificate and degrees.

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