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Build the skills to shape the world.

Wherever you are in your career and life, you can gain access to expert faculty and peers — and gain next-level knowledge to achieve your goals.

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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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Most of the students come to Harvard Extension with vast backgrounds and work experiences ... They recognize that education and hard work are vital to achieving their goals. And it is inspiring to study alongside them.”

Tanuja Korlepra

Tanuja Korlepra

Meet Our Graduates

The class of 2023 is remarkable in its breadth and depth of scholarship. Students from all corners of the world have enriched the HES community with their passion, dedication, innovation, and creativity.

Read their stories below!

Class of 2023
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About Extension School

Harvard Extension School has changed a lot over the years. But our mission remains the same: open access and active learning for every student who has the drive and commitment to succeed at Harvard.