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Continue Your Education at Harvard

Pursuing your educational goals takes work. Doing it at Harvard takes courage, grit, and determination.

Harvard Division of Continuing Education offers lifelong learning opportunities to everyone from high school students to retired professionals. Our programs are accessible, flexible, and as rigorous as you would expect from Harvard.

Whether you’re just getting started, starting over, or thinking about your next move, Harvard DCE can help you reach ambitious new heights.

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Harvard Extension School

Join a learning community like no other — an unmatched network of faculty, peers from across the globe, and accomplished alumni who challenge you to learn, do, and be more. Harvard Extension School offers courses in multiple formats to fit your schedule, allowing you to pursue studies on your own time.

  • Earn a degree or certificate to build the knowledge you need to advance in your career and make a greater impact in the word.
  • Learn from Harvard faculty and industry experts who are dedicated to helping you see the real-world results of your education.
  • Join a network of peers who, like you, are driven, experienced, and committed to growth.
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Professional Development Program

Harvard PDP provides business leaders with the opportunity to learn new skills throughout their careers. These shorter programs for executives are designed to help you develop or strengthen your leadership and management skills through rigorous case studies and innovative teaching. You have a demanding schedule and we provide flexible offerings —online, on-campus and multiple times during the year across six topic areas.

  • Connect with a global network of peers from various industries
  • Encounter perspectives that will help you see your work in new ways
  • Engage with world-class instructors in and out of the classroom through team discussions, role-playing, video recordings, and more
  • Return to work ready to apply what you have learned
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Harvard Summer School

Harvard Summer School has touched the lives of countless high school and college students, as well as adult learners, by offering summer programs that let them dive deep into a subject and make new connections.

  • Get a taste of college life with the 7-week Secondary School Program
  • Immerse in a rigorous 2-week Pre-College Program
  • Engage in extracurricular activities with peers from around the world
  • Get ahead in your studies with courses for adults and college students
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Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement

Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement courses are designed and led by program participants. Peer-to-peer teaching and learning anchors the community, with stimulating speaker events and extracurricular activities providing opportunities to engage beyond the classroom.

  • Attend immersive in-person courses on the Harvard campus
  • Expand your thinking on arts and architecture, science, history, philosophy, and more
  • Form a social network with peers; access events and extracurricular activities
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