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Online and on-campus courses that fit your lifestyle.

Upskill, reskill, or refresh your knowledge in just one course at Harvard. Whether you want to build new skills, explore a career pivot, or expand your worldview, we have nearly 1,000 courses to help you reach your goals. 

In our classrooms—whether virtual or in person—you’ll find:

  • Harvard faculty and industry experts dedicated to helping you gain practical knowledge.
  • A rigorous, inclusive learning environment with weekly live interaction.
  • A network of peers like you—driven, experienced, and committed to growth.

A Stepping Stone to a Degree or Certificate

If you’re considering earning a graduate or undergraduate credential, starting with a single course can help you discover what best fits your needs. Use our program finder to explore degrees or certificates.

Course Options

We offer a variety of ways for you to take courses so you can find the option that works best with your schedule. Course formats include:

  • Online (live synchronous or asynchronous)
  • On campus at Harvard
  • Online with one intensive on-campus weekend

Enrolling in a Course

We offer full-term and short-session courses throughout the year:

  • Fall term: 15-week courses from August to mid-December
  • January session: 3-week intensive courses
  • Spring term: 15-week courses from late January to mid-May
  • Summer session: 3- and 7-week options from June to August

How to Register for Spring Courses

Registration for Spring 2022 is now open. In this informative video, members of our Enrollment Services team will guide you through the registration process and answer key questions.

Watch Our Spring Registration Guide
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