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Announcing New Fields of Study, Course Catalog Design, and Capstone Tracks for 2018-19


See what's new for for 2018–19!

Other Recent Articles

Introducing Handprints: A Net-Positive Approach to Sustainability

Faculty Insight

Instructor Greg Norris introduces a new frame of mind for approaching the challenge of sustainability, engaging people to contribute a net-positive impact on the environment.

Three Courses for the 21st-Century Museum Professional


In these three courses—offered this spring in partnership with the Smithsonian Institute—you can study with experts from one of the world’s leading museums and tackle challenges…

HBX Financial Accounting Principles at Harvard Extension School

Announcing New Financial Accounting Course Offered in Collaboration with HBX


New online course taught by HBS Professor V. G. Narayanan will be offered in spring 2018 in collaboration with HBX, a digital learning initiative from the faculty at Harvard Business…

Nonprofit Leader Reflects on Key to Earning Degree: Drive


An Extension alumnus shares his experience earning a degree.


Develop Confidence in the Workplace with these 3 Essential Skills


Whether you are a software engineer, a sales manager, or a biologist, skills in communication and problem solving are essential for success. Set yourself apart by developing these three key skills. …

The Power of Crowdsourcing Knowledge in Online Communities

Faculty Insight

Instructor David Weinberger shares insights on how online social networks have facilitated new discoveries, and discusses the challenges of crowdsourcing knowledge.

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain for a Food Startup

Student Success Story

An alum designs a way to use Internet of Things technology to create efficiencies.

Ann Compton Reflects on Career, Media, and Politics


A veteran journalist reflects on a career reporting from the front lines of history.

My Challenges and Triumphs on the Road to a Harvard Degree

Student Success Story

Kristen Strezo shares how she balanced life changes and rigorous coursework in pursuit of a degree.

How Cyberspace is Transforming International Security

Faculty Insight

An expert explores the complexities cyber introduces in the national security landscape.

How to Effectively Curate Your Career


By adopting the mindset of a curator, you can gather the professional skills and experiences you need to achieve your career goals.

The Declaration of Independence Day signed on July 4, 1776

The History of America’s Independence Day

Faculty Insight

Professor Robert Allison shares some facts about the history of Independence Day.


Andrew Ference

Student Spotlight

After 19 years on the ice, NHL player Andrew Ference is preparing to leave the rink to launch a career in sustainability.