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Harvard University

4.4 out of 5 (16 reviews) Cambridge , Massachusetts, United States

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.
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  • 94 Courses
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Business & Management (20)

  • Postgraduate Certificate Accounting
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Biotechnology Management
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Business Communication
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Business Economics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Corporate Finance
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Corporate Sustainability and Innovation
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Essential Management Skills for Emerging Leaders
    Harvard Division of Continuing Education: Professional Development
  • Master Finance
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Information Management Systems
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Management
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Marketing Management
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Nonprofit Management
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Accounting
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Economics
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Enterprise Management
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Finance
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Management
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Marketing
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Principles of Finance
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Strategic Management
    Harvard Extension School

Computer Science & IT (20)

  • Master Bioinformatics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Bioinformatics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Data Science
    Harvard Extension School
  • Certificate Data Science
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Capstone
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Inference and Modeling
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Linear Regression
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Machine Learning
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Probability
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Productivity Tools
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – R Basics
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Visualization
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Wrangling
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Master Information Management Systems
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning Design and Technology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Computer Science
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Programming
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Software Engineering
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Software Engineering
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Web Technologies
    Harvard Extension School

Humanities (20)

  • Postgraduate Certificate American Literature and Culture
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Creative Writing and Literature Degree
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master English
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master History
    Harvard Extension School
  • Bachelor Joint Undergraduate and Graduate Degree in Liberal Arts
    Harvard Extension School
  • Bachelor Liberal Arts Degree
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Nuclear Deterrence
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Creative Writing
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in English
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Expository Writing
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in History
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Humanities
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Museum Studies
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Philosophy
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Religion
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Writing
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy and Ethics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Religion
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Religions of the World
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Religious Studies and Education
    Harvard Extension School

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (20)

  • Master Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Bioinformatics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Biology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Biotechnology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Biotechnology Management
    Harvard Extension School
  • Certificate Data Science
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Capstone
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Inference and Modeling
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Linear Regression
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Machine Learning
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Probability
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Productivity Tools
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – R Basics
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Visualization
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Certificate Data Science – Wrangling
    Harvard University – HarvardX
  • Master Mathematics for Teaching
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Nanotechnology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Biological Sciences
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Finance
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Medical Sciences
    Harvard Summer School

Social Sciences (19)

  • Postgraduate Certificate American Literature and Culture
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Anthropology and Archaeology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Business Communication
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Business Economics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Environmental Policy and International Development
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Government
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master International Relations
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate International Relations
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate International Security
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Nuclear Deterrence
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Anthropology and Archaeology
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Economics
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Government
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Organizational Behavior
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Psychology
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Religion
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Social Sciences
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Organizational Behavior
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Psychology
    Harvard Extension School

Engineering & Technology (7)

  • Master Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Bioinformatics
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Engineering Sciences
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Software Engineering
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Software Engineering
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Sustainability
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Sustainability
    Harvard Extension School

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (7)

  • Postgraduate Certificate Corporate Sustainability and Innovation
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Environmental Policy and International Development
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Green Building and Community Sustainability
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystems
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Environmental Studies
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Visual / Environmental Studies
    Harvard Summer School
  • Master Sustainability
    Harvard Extension School

Applied Sciences & Professions (5)

  • Master Museum Studies
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Museum Studies
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Management
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Museum Studies
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Real Estate Investment
    Harvard Extension School

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)

  • Master Digital Media Design
    Harvard Extension School
  • Master Dramatic Arts
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning Design and Technology
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Visual / Environmental Studies
    Harvard Summer School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Visual Arts
    Harvard Extension School

Journalism & Media (3)

  • Master Journalism
    Harvard Extension School
  • Short Course Options in Visual / Environmental Studies
    Harvard Summer School
  • Short Course Options in Writing
    Harvard Summer School

Law (2)

  • Postgraduate Certificate International Security
    Harvard Extension School
  • Postgraduate Certificate Legal Studies
    Harvard Extension School

Education & Training (1)

  • Master Mathematics for Teaching
    Harvard Extension School

Medicine & Health (1)

  • Short Course Options in Medical Sciences
    Harvard Summer School

About

History

Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. 

Education

Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.With an enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence, Harvard University offers unparalleled student experiences across a broad spectrum of academic environments.

Research

Harvard scholars conduct research in almost every field, and seek to expand human knowledge through analysis, innovation, and insight. Research is supported by more than $750 million of sponsored research funds each year, and it is carried out both in the departments of the thirteen Schools and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and at more than 100 research centers, on campus and around the world. Researchers include faculty members, visiting scholars, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students, and they collaborate with colleagues across the University, at affiliated institutions, and at other research institutions.

Career

The Office of Career Services works to educate, connect, and advise students about opportunities for summer and post-graduation. OCS serves students in Harvard College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), and Harvard Extension School (HES) degree programs.

Services

Housing services

Harvard University Housing (HUH) offers a broad range of housing and real estate services to the University’s graduate students, faculty, and employees.

  • Non-Harvard Housing

Information about private market rentals, hotels, and more.

  • Harvard University Housing Sublets

Harvard University Housing (HUH) does not offer short term housing directly. However, we do allow our residents to sublet to eligibile Harvard Affiliates.

  • Family Accommodations

Graduate students have full lives, which often include spouses, domestic partners, and children.

Library services

The Harvard Librarythe largest library in the worldincludes 20.4 million volumes, 180,000 serial titles, an estimated 400 million manuscript items, 10 million photographs, 124 million archived web pages, and 5.4 terabytes of born-digital archives and manuscripts. Access to this rich collection is provided by nearly 800 library staff members who operate more than 70 separate library units.

ICT services

ICF provides free academic computing and data processing resources in a distributed computing environment. Resources include 150 Dell PC’s running on a Novell Network and a wide array of software including Microsoft Office, PC-SAS, STATA, Smltree, Loglin, S-Plus, ARCView, Endnote and anit-virus software.

Medical services

Urgent Care is available 24 hours a day, every day. We provide advice and treatment for urgent health problems, both physical and emotional, that require prompt attention but are not life threatening emergencies.

Student Life

Campus life

Harvard Colleges diverse student population makes it hard to describe the typical student and even harder to describe the quintessential Harvard student experience. Students come from all 50 states and from over 80 countries; from cities, suburbs, small towns and farms; from public, private and parochial schools; from every ethnic and religious background; and from across the economic spectrum. Based on longstanding tradition and an extensive financial aid program, Harvard is committed to making educational opportunity accessible to all, with over 60% of the undergraduate population receiving financial aid.

Sports facilities

Recreation memberships are available to the following groups only: students, faculty, staff and alumni (and their eligible family members). Membership includes access to the Malkin Athletic Center, Blodgett Pool, Hemenway Gymnasium, QRAC, and Murr Center Fitness Room.

Student clubs

With over 400 official student organizations including extra-curriculars, co-curricular and athletic opportunities in addition to academics, Harvard students are active around and beyond campus. Whether in Harvard Stadium playing on the field or cheering on The Harvard Crimson, volunteering through organizations like PBHA, fostering entrepreneurial activities in the Harvard innovation lab, writing or editing at The Harvard Crimson or The Harvard Lampoon, or researching in one of the many labs, Harvard students are continuously learning and constantly busy!

Accreditation

Harvard University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Harvard, like all accredited universities and colleges, is reviewed for reaccreditation generally every 10 years and last received accreditation in 2009.

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Combined Degrees

GSAS enables students to coordinate their studies for an additional advanced degree. 

Combine your PhD with an MD

For careers in biomedical science requiring an MD and PhD, visit the MD-PhD program at Harvard Medical School.

Combine your PhD with a JD

Through this program, you’ll receive a JD from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Harvard GSAS. Learn more about the Coordinated JD/PhD program.

Combine your MBA with an SM

Applications for an MBA from Harvard Business School and master of science degree from Harvard GSAS will be accepted beginning in September 2017. Learn more about the MS/MBA program .

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