Earn a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies degree in one of over 20 fields to gain critical insights and practical skills for success in your career or scholarly pursuits.
How Our Graduate Programs Work
Admissions: Earn Your Way In
Think you’re more than a test score or a ten-year-old undergraduate GPA? We do too. We don’t evaluate your past, but your current academic ability, curiosity, and drive to succeed in Harvard rigor courses.
After you confirm your initial eligibility, you complete two or three required courses from the program curriculum, earning at least a grade of B in each to showcase your academic talent, then you apply.
For details, visit the specific program page (choose below).
Attend Class Online and on Campus
You balance online study with a Harvard campus experience. You’ll be immersed in a rich academic community and have access to extensive resources.
Connect with the Harvard Community
While earning a degree, you can pursue special academic opportunities around the University and work closely with academic advisors to meet your goals.
Graduate Degree Programs
Anthropology and Archaeology Master’s Degree Program
Explore human cultures and societies.
Biology Master’s Degree Program
Learn how to apply critical thinking to real-world scenarios in the life sciences while exploring cutting-edge research and theory.
Biotechnology Master’s Degree Program
Gain insight into the latest biotechnology discoveries and trends.
Creative Writing and Literature Master’s Degree Program
Develop your skills in creative writing and literary analysis.
Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Program
The cybersecurity master’s program offers a strong foundation and detailed technical knowledge in security, privacy, and cryptography.
Data Science Master’s Degree Program
Develop the technical and analytical skills you need to discover, analyze, model, and visualize information in today’s data-rich world.
Digital Media Design Master’s Degree Program
Develop the skills needed to design engaging and effective digital media.
English Master’s Degree Program
Deepen your understanding of fiction, poetry, and drama while learning to analyze and interpret literary texts.
Finance Master’s Degree Program
Gain a solid foundation in the principles of finance.
Global Development Practice Master’s Degree Program
Gain knowledge, practical skills, and an interdisciplinary perspective on global development issues.
Government Master’s Degree Program
Explore the institutions of government, politics, policy, and the systems used to govern communities and nation-states.
History Master’s Degree Program
Examine the past through a variety of critical approaches.
Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree Program
By using social science research methods, you’ll investigate how to make people and organizations more effective.
Information Management Systems Master’s Degree Program
Learn to build, enhance, and support complex information management systems.
International Relations Master’s Degree Program
Gain critical insight into today’s pressing global issues.
Journalism Master’s Degree Program
Gain the writing and reporting skills necessary for success as a journalist in the digital age.
Management Master’s Degree Program
Gain a solid grounding in management theory and practice.
Mathematics for Teaching Master’s Degree Program
From Harvard trained faculty, you’ll learn new strategies that will dramatically improve your ability to teach.
Museum Studies Master’s Degree Program
Learn techniques and strategies for keeping museum collections relevant, audiences inspired, and operations smooth.
Psychology Master’s Degree Program
Examine the science of psychology and gain an understanding of human behavior.
Religion Master’s Degree Program
Explore the history, texts, and functions of religion within different societies and cultures.
Software Engineering Master’s Degree Program
Advance your career in software design and programming.
Sustainability Master’s Degree Program
Join a community of leaders dedicated to building a sustainable future.