For reasons of health and safety, all 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities will be offered online. The feedback from our 2020 virtual programs from students and faculty was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to another exciting and successful summer online in 2021.

Summer Courses for Adult and College Students

  • 7-week session:

    June 20–August 8, 2020

  • 3-week session I:

    June 20–July 10, 2020

  • 3-week session II:

    July 13–July 31, 2020

Spark your intellectual curiosity and expand your skills in an intensive summer course. Whether you are an undergraduate student or a working professional, you can take advantage of Harvard’s exceptional faculty and campus resources.

Find a Course

With more than 400 open-enrollment courses in over 60 subjects, Harvard Summer School can help you discover your passion and achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Business & Economics

What you can expect at Harvard Summer School


Learn from Harvard faculty and industry experts.


Choose from flexible study options, including online and on-campus classes.


Build your network among a global community of learners.


Access Harvard’s renowned libraries, museums, and computer labs.

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"The professors offered valuable tips and encouragement throughout my courses. I was not used to having professors who knew every student’s name and backgrounds, but the professors I had at Harvard truly made an effort to get to know all of us."

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Harvard Extension School Students

If you're looking for summer courses that apply toward a degree or certificate, the Extension School course catalog includes options to search for Summer School courses. Visit our Harvard Extension Students page.

Harvard College Students

Most summer courses count toward your degree if taken for credit after matriculating at Harvard College. There are some exceptions, so be sure to read our Harvard College Students Overview and Harvard College student guidelines.

International Students

Learn more about requirements for obtaining a student visa to attend Harvard Summer School on our international student guidelines page.