What You'll Learn
Through the degree in the field of psychology you will:
- Be exposed to a range of topics in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, and human development.
- Develop greater understanding of how environmental and biological factors interact in determining cognitive, emotional, and psychological functioning across the lifespan.
- Have the opportunity to conduct empirical research (thesis track) or apply research to practice (capstone track).
- Learn ethical standards that ensure human subjects are protected in every aspect of the study of human behavior.
Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Psychology.
Our Community at a Glance
Our graduates work in the fields of mental health, research, health care, human resources, and education (secondary and higher education).
Average Courses Taken Each Semester
Work Full Time
Would Recommend the Program
Professional Experience in the Field
Pursued for Career Change
Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements
At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.
To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.
Cost and Financial Aid
Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.
|Our Tuition (2021–22 rate)||$3,100 per 4-credit course ($775 per credit)|
|Average Tuition of Peer Institutions||$5,476 per course|
|Average Total Cost||$37,200|
After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.
I am so grateful for the flexibility Harvard gave me to study and work at the same time. It helped me to inform my work with evidence and to create physical spaces and therapy approaches that are usable for other therapists, in order to help more children globally.