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Passion for teaching. Dedication to growth.

Accessible, exceptional higher education for learners like you.

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Welcome to the Division of Continuing Education (DCE), where lifelong learning is at the core of everything we do. We are a division of Harvard University dedicated to bringing rigorous programs and innovative online teaching capabilities to distance learners, working professionals, high school students, and those seeking higher learning in retirement.

World-class faculty and instructors and a global network of peers engage you in and out of the classroom. Flexible programming helps you make continuing education a priority, no matter your lifestyle. Make Harvard’s tradition of academic excellence part of your journey.

  • 70 degrees & certificates

    Harvard Extension School

  • 110 years

    Distance education trailblazers

  • 120

    Professional Development programs

  • 60 countries

    Harvard Summer School

  • 29,000

    Harvard Extension Alumni Association members

  • 550 members

    Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement

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