Summer Courses

2017 course listings will be available in January

You are currently viewing 2016 course information. We are still finalizing the list of 2017 summer courses. In the meantime, you may browse this information to get an idea of what may be offered next summer. Course offerings are subject to change each year. So please check back for a complete list in mid-January.

Are you a college student, a professional seeking advancement, or an international student interested in studying at Harvard for the summer? 

At Harvard Summer School you'll find more than 300 open-enrollment courses, offered in either a seven-week session or a three-week session.


We hope to see you next summer. We will post courses for summer 2017 in January, and registration will open in mid-March. To get an idea of the types of courses we offer each summer, you may browse the 2016 listings by using the course subject menu below.

Changes to information

Harvard Summer School may make changes at any time to the information printed in materials or on the website. Harvard summer courses may be added, canceled, or moved to a different day or time. You are responsible for textbooks, course packs, travel, or other incurred expenses. If a course is canceled, your tuition will be refunded in full.

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