Join a global community of learners.
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.
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.
Our flexible pathways and transparent admissions emphasize what you’re capable of today—not a test or course you took years ago.
Expect to be challenged. You'll learn from industry experts and faculty from Harvard and peer institutions.
You're balancing a lot. We get it. Our courses are designed to help you study while managing career and life commitments.
Gain meaningful insights and make valuable connections. Then put them to work in your career and life pursuits.
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.”
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!
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.
Explore Our Programs
Develop new skills and build expertise to advance your career.
Gain critical insights and practical skills for success in your career or scholarly pursuits.
Explore a topic for enrichment or achieve a professional goal.
Complete your degree part-time without disrupting your career.
Postbac Premedical Program
Prepare for medical, dental, vet, or PA school.
Learn something new in a fall or spring class.