Adults and Professionals

Join us at Harvard Summer School

  • Learn for enrichment

    Choose from many courses to satisfy your intellectual curiosity.

  • Enhance your résumé

    Gain specialized knowledge for your career.

  • Prepare for an advanced degree

    Take Harvard courses to strengthen your application to graduate school.

More than 300 courses in 60 subjects

At Harvard Summer School, you can take open-enrollment courses taught by Harvard faculty and visiting scholars. Undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit options are available. You can live on campus or commute from your own residence.

Most of our on-campus and online courses meet during a seven-week session. We also offer a selection of three-week courses, in two different intensive sessions, for students who want to learn on campus in a condensed timeframe. International students can request an I-20 certificate of eligibility for the F-1 student visa for either the seven- or three-week sessions.

On-campus courses are held in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. On-campus housing is available, and there are also options for living off campus and commuting that you can explore.

Popular courses include:

  • Principles of Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Dynamic Web Applications
  • Managing Yourself and Leading Others
  • Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems

Complete information about course offerings will be posted online in mid-January.

Learn more about summer courses.

Management seminars

Don’t have time for a three- or seven-week course? Gain new business skills in noncredit two-day programs offered by the Division of Continuing Education.