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How can I study at Harvard?

How can I study at Harvard?

I'm looking for a Bachelor’s/First degree

Students seeking a Bachelor's degree (sometimes known as an "Undergraduate" or "First" degree) have two options at Harvard:

Harvard College offers a four-year program of undergraduate education leading to the Bachelor's degree.

  • Most Harvard College students live at Harvard.
  • Harvard College offers generous financial aid to students, and international students are eligible for the same amount of financial aid as students from the U.S.
  • Admissions standards to Harvard College are rigorous.

The Harvard Extension School offers a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts (A.L.B).

  • The ALB program is designed for adult students, usually age 21 or older.
  • Students take a combination of on-campus and online courses.
  • Students in the ALB program do not live at Harvard.
  • Students may apply to the ALB program after successfully completing three courses.

I'm looking for a graduate/advanced degree

Students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree may seek a Master’s or Doctoral degree at Harvard’s graduate and professional schools:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences – The Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers:

  • A total of 56 different degree programs, including all Harvard Ph.D.’s and several Master’s degree programs.

Business – The Harvard Business School offers:

Continuing Education – The Harvard Extension School offers:

Dental – The Harvard School of Dental Medicine offers:

Design – The Harvard Graduate School of Design offers:

  • Master’s degrees in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, and Design Studies. It offers a Master’s of Design Engineering in conjunction with Harvard’s Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Two Doctoral degrees: The Doctor of Design (DDes) and, in collaboration with Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a Ph.D. in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Urban Planning

Divinity – The Harvard Divinity School offers:

  • Master’s degrees in Theological Studies, Divinity, and Theology
  • Ph.D. in Religion, in collaboration with Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Education – The Harvard Graduate School of Education offers:

  • Master’s degrees in 13 different fields
  • Two Doctoral Degrees: The Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.L.D) and, in collaboration with Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a Ph.D. in Education

Engineering – The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers:

  • Master’s degrees in Computational Science and Engineering and Data Science, and a Master’s of Design Engineering in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
  • Seven Ph.D. programs, in collaboration with Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Government – The Harvard Kennedy School of Government offers:

Law – The Harvard Law School offers:

Medical – The Harvard Medical School offers:

Public Health – The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health:

I'm currently enrolled in a degree program at another university, and would like to be a visiting student at Harvard

Undergraduate students

Harvard College’s Visiting Undergraduate Students program allows students currently enrolled in an undergraduate (bachelor’s/first) degree program to spend one semester or one academic year at Harvard College.

Graduate students

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers a Visiting Fellows program, which allows advanced doctoral students or those who already hold a doctorate to register at Harvard, if selected, as a full-time research student.

I'm looking for professional development opportunities

Many Harvard Schools offer short executive and professional education programs for mid-career professionals. More information on these programs can be found at the executive/professional education websites of the relevant Schools, which are organized by subject area:

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How can I take a single course at Harvard?

How can I take a single course at Harvard?

There are several ways for individuals to take a single course or a handful of courses at Harvard without being admitted to or enrolling in a degree program:

  • The Harvard Extension School offers both on-campus and online courses
  • HarvardX offers online courses
  • The Special Students program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences allows individuals not enrolled in a Harvard degree program to take courses at Harvard for one semester or one year
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How can I work at Harvard?

How can I work at Harvard?

I'm looking for an administrative or staff position

The Harvard Careers website lists all non-academic jobs available at Harvard.

I'm looking for a faculty position or other academic jobs

Hiring for faculty positions and other academic positions at Harvard, including postdoctoral positions, is managed by individual Schools and departments. Most faculty and other academic positions can be found here, and positions are also advertised in journals and websites of major professional academic organizations.

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How can I be a visiting scholar or postdoc at Harvard?

How can I be a visiting scholar or postdoc at Harvard?

Like faculty positions, postdoctoral and visiting scholar positions are arranged by individual Schools or departments. Some postdoctoral and research appointments can be found via Harvard’s ARIeS search tool. Postdoctoral and visiting scholar positions are also advertised in scholarly publications and on the websites of academic departments and research centers.

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How can I find my local Harvard community?

How can I find my local Harvard community?

The Harvard Alumni Association is the official association of all alumni of Harvard University and supports a global community of Harvard alumni and friends.

Harvard Clubs can be found in more than 70 countries, and Shared Interest Groups allow Harvard alumni to connect around common activities, cultural interests or backgrounds, and professions.

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