Graduate Programs Overview

Harvard University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $50,654 in average for all students.

It offers two hundreds seventy-nine graduate programs: 146 Master's, 110 Doctorate, 7 Post-Bachelor's, 16 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 4,738 students have been conferred Master's degree and 1,549 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameHarvard University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
AddressMassachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA
Graduate School Students21,616 students
3,238 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$50,654
Student to Faculty7:1 (14.29%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 279 Graduate Programs
146 Master's, 16 Doctorate, 23 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Harvard University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $50,654 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $1,500.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$1,500
Books & Supplies$900
Room & Board$18,389 (On-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,600 (On-Campus)
On-Campus Total$72,543
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$44,384$45,958$47,562$49,214$50,654

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Harvard University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 279 major areas - 148 Master's , 108 Doctorate , 6 Post-Bachelor', 15 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 31,566 students enrolled in Harvard University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 21,616 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 10,821 male and 10,795 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 13,796 full-time and 7,820 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 3,238 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 1,000 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students10,821
Women Students10,795
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students13,796
Part-time Students7,820
By race/ethnicity 8,987 White, 989 Black, and 2,579 Asian students are attending at Harvard University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races606
67 students are younger than 22 and 2,949 students are older than 65. The school has 12,232 students aged between 22 and 30 and 6,368 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under67
40 & Over2,949
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Harvard University, 3,238 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 1,000 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment21,616
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,238
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses1,000
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses17,378
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses3,238
Massachusetts Resident999
Other State In U.S.1,837
Outside of U.S.402

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