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I am hoping to fulfill my one on-campus class this fall. I have taken other courses not in this program via distance at the extension school in the past and did very well. Nobody else out there makes the experience as real as Harvard does via the video lectures. This really makes a difference!
I don’t believe HBS offers and MBA online. If you are interested in the Harvard Extension School, you should look at the website and then give them a call if you have further questions.
I was wondering if to pursue my master’s degrees or graduate certificate at Harvard. I’m not too sure how graduate certificates are really looked at compared to a master’s. At Harvard extension are there weed out classes as well for the graduate certificates? If you earn your certificate is that looked at as a graduation accomplishment as the traditional ceremony’s?
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It is important to realize that the degrees offered by the Extension School may not map directly to degrees offered by other schools. My degree is the ALM in IT with a concentration in software engineering. I do not have a Master’s of Science in Computer Science as is offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. While there is some overlap, that degree requires different courses and goes much deeper on the computational theory side of things. The classes I took included several that were more focused on practical use of current technologies rather than being all theory. My required courses seemed about equivalent to the Master of Science in Computer Science degrees from some of the state schools I researched.
Some employers are upset because they interview people who claim they went to Harvard when all they did was enroll in (and not necessarily complete) a course through the Extension School. I’m sure there are people misrepresenting their degrees or coursework on their resume, but I’m sure this happens with most universities. I know it sometimes happens with universities that are completely fictitious.
Thanks Mark for a great article. Can someone be enrolled in the Masters degree at the extension school, and be allowed to also pursue a Doctorate in the Harvard graduate School in another discipline? And do you think that with the Masters in Liberal Arts from the extension school, they would admit you to do a doctorate in IT at the Harvard graduate School?
Thanks for the post.
I am currently a graduate student at Harvard Extension getting an ALM in IT with specialty in software engineering. The main difference is that I am fulltime and attending all my classes on campus. Every single class I’ve taken so far is taught by Harvard faculty and attended by both Harvard college, graduate and extension students. Some of the classes have online option to accommodate those who could not attend class in person. I am able to network with anyone at Harvard, work on projects with students from the other schools, and as admitted student I have the same previlleges as other graduate students and I can take courses at GSAS. There’s a wealth of resources that opens up once you’re admitted including fellowships, study abroad, and the Harvard Innovation lab. I am planning on doing thesis once I complete my requirements.
As mentioned before, only 3% of people who take classes through the Extension School end up with a degree. By comparison, Harvard College (where students get their undergrad degree) generally accepts around 7% of applicants in a given year. So the Extension School lets everyone try, but is selective in the academic quality of people who achieve passing grades. Harvard College is selective in who they allow into the school in the first place. Since the peer experience is a very important part of Harvard College, this makes sense. It is a much less important part of the Extension School.
A list of up to five examples that demonstrate the broader impact of the individual's professional and scholarly activities that focuses on the integration and transfer of knowledge as well as its creation. Examples could include, among others: innovations in teaching and training (e.g., development of curricular materials and pedagogical methods); contributions to the science of learning; development and/or refinement of research tools; computation methodologies and algorithms for problem-solving; development of databases to support research and education; broadening the participation of groups underrepresented in STEM; and service to the scientific and engineering community outside of the individuals immediate organization.