Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world, standing at $30 billion as of September 2012. Its history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world
Harvard offers a variety of open learning opportunities, including online courses and modules. Through the edX learning platform, founded by Harvard and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), anyone with an Internet connection can gain access to courses from Harvard, MIT, and other partner academic institutions.
In the classroom, online, or hybrid
Harvard offers courses on campus in the evenings, as well as online video courses, web-conference courses, and hybrid options.
Full semester and short course options
Most courses meet in a 15-week fall or spring term. But Harvard offers three-week courses in January and June, as well as a selection of shorter courses during the fall and spring terms.
Art, humanities, & museum studies
Business studies & management
Computer science, engineering, & math
Journalism, literature, speech, & writing
Science & environmental studies
Study skills & education