Harvard Extension School

  • MA


51 Brattle Street
United States

About Us

We are Harvard—extended to the world for every type of adult learner. Our students come to us from every time zone, every culture and career background, every age from 18 to 89.

They have one thing in common: the motivation to take the next challenging step in their lives. They find that challenge here, where our academic standards are high and our resources extensive. As one of 12 degree-granting institutions at Harvard University, we teach to the largest and most eclectic student body.

We offer undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, graduate certificates, and 800 courses that meet:

  • in the evening in Harvard Square
  • online weekly, featuring video lectures or live web conferences or
  • online with an intensive learning weekend on the Harvard campus

We place student success at the heart of everything we do. Whatever your goal, we want to support your progress. With our open enrollment policy, any adult student with the motivation to enroll is welcome in our courses. However, prove yourself in our classes, and you can earn your way into a Harvard degree program.