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What Makes Extension Unique

Deep learning springs from human connection. That’s why we work so hard to bring people together — whether in a live virtual classroom or an in-person seminar on campus.

  • Access

    Our flexible pathways and transparent admissions emphasize what you’re capable of today—not a test or course you took years ago.

  • Quality

    Expect to be challenged. You'll learn from industry experts and faculty from Harvard and peer institutions.

  • Flexibility

    You're balancing a lot. We get it. Our courses are designed to help you study while managing career and life commitments.

  • Impact

    Gain meaningful insights and make valuable connections. Then put them to work in your career and life pursuits.

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Margaret Andrews

Students from all over the world come to Harvard Extension. In my classes I’ve had CEOs, government officials, entrepreneurs, scientists, medical doctors, PhDs, and people of all stages of their careers in business and the not-for-profit sector. It’s a wonderful group to teach.

Margaret Andrews

Instructor and Founder, the MYLO Center and Managing Director, Higher Ed Associates

Alumni Impact

In their careers and communities, our alumni leverage the knowledge and connections they gained at Harvard Extension School to found start-ups, lead organizational change, and drive innovation to address global challenges.

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About Extension School

Harvard Extension School is one of the 12 degree-granting schools at Harvard University. Since 1910, we have been providing educational opportunities to adult, part-time learners driven to make an impact in the world.