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The Surprising Reason We Don’t Keep Our Resolutions (and How to Overcome It)


Harvard Graduate School of Education professors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey offer a four step process for overcoming obstacles and achieving lasting change

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The Value of a Graduate Certificate


Learn about the market for graduate certificates, and discover the differences between a certificate and degree.

5 Faculty to Study with This Spring


Check these spring courses taught by engaging and influential faculty at Harvard Extension School. 

Featured Spring Courses in Sustainability and the Environment


Develop solutions to today’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges in these courses.

Featured Spring Courses in Social Science & Cultural Studies


Gain a deeper understanding of the human experience in these courses.

Featured Spring Courses in Business and Management


Boost your skills in leadership, strategy, finance, and communications in these courses.

Featured Spring Courses in Biotech & Life Sciences


Keep pace with cutting-edge research and technology in these biology and biotech courses.

Featured Spring Courses in Global Studies


In these courses, you can broaden your perspective and gain insight into international relationships and today’s pressing global issues.

Featured Spring Courses in Arts, Literature, and Media


Need an inspirational spark to fuel your creativity? In our courses, you can challenge yourself to try new ideas, benefit from the feedback of your peers, and expand your perspective

Harvard Extension's Inaugural Convocation Honors 400 Students


A crisp, autumn day with nary a cloud in the sky provided the perfect backdrop for the nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Memorial Church for Harvard Extension School’s inaugural…


5 Tips for How to Succeed as an Online Student


Online learning platforms are still relatively new in the timeline of higher education. Starting a degree program or an online graduate certificate can be intimidating, especially if you’re…

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Courses to Help You Navigate a Heated Political Climate


Important debates are occurring that could forever shift our view of presidential power, the electoral process, the media’s role in politics, foreign relations, and more. One of the most…