Ever wanted an Ivy League education, a degree with a host of Latin on it, and to be able to say you graduated with your Masters from Harvard? It’s possible and I’m living proof. This is one of those little-known things that only people in certain circles know about. We’re shedding some light on how to become a Harvard graduate to the rest of the world.
It’s called Harvard Extension School. This school is an arm of Harvard University that focuses on continuing education and development. The Masters programs are rigorous but of high quality. Thanks to the cachet of the Harvard name, fabulous guest speakers can be brought in to pretty much every class you attend. For example, I am in a Social Media Marketing Class that has had an array of guest speakers from some of the biggest names in the social media world. We’re more than halfway done with the program and have really enjoyed it from start to half-finish. We’re putting some more info about the school below, but wanted to share a brief timeline with what you can expect (based on our personal experience):
*TIP: Classes can run from $900 to nearly $2,000 apiece so see if you can get a job at Harvard and take classes part-time. Classes are just $40 apiece then. Getting employment at Harvard is not easy but it’s a fantastic place to work, study, and grow. See you on the quad!
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As 1 of 13 schools at Harvard University, Harvard Extension School has degrees that allow you to enhance professional skills, prepare for a new career, or pursue intellectual inquiry for personal enrichment.
Learn about the degree programs, including our unique admissions process.
With more than 600 courses, Harvard Extension School offers a range of possibilities for study, representing more than 65 fields.
Classes are open to any student up to the challenge. You don’t have to be in a degree program to enroll. Whatever your goals or experience, the only general requirement is a true commitment to learning.
Browse our abundant fall, January, and spring course offerings.
Instructors from the Harvard University and Greater Boston communities bring scholarly expertise and real-world experience to the classroom. You study with:
On average, tuition costs range from $900 to $1,975 for undergraduate and graduate 4-credit courses. Charged per course and not per credit, tuition is listed in course descriptions. Financial aid is available to students in degree programs.
Read about tuition.
Harvard University is a place of intellectual stimulation and discovery, where ideas foster change and awareness inspires commitment. Harvard Extension School—a cornerstone of Harvard University for a century—represents the University’s dedication to extending its rich academic resources to the public, locally, nationally, and internationally.
As a student, you can take advantage of the extensive electronic resources available through Harvard’s libraries, career and academic workshops, and computer facilities. You can attend campus lectures and participate in student organizations.
Read more about the benefits of being an Extension School student in Resources.
The student population of nearly 13,000 women and men is diverse, but they all share a goal of engaging themselves in thought-provoking pursuits. In class, you might encounter a lawyer studying creative writing, a teacher broadening her knowledge of technology, a parent pursuing graduate studies part time, or a traditional college student working toward a degree. The age of our students ranges from the teens to the eighties, with the average of 33 years. Most students already have degrees, and all bring abundant life experience to the classroom.
Each of our past and present students has a story. Meet our students and faculty.
Graduates of our programs, who are members of the worldwide Harvard Alumni Association, have gone on to attend prestigious graduate programs and become leaders in fields such as business, medicine, education, law, and politics.