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Princeton University

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The ivy-covered campus of Princeton University, a private institution, is located in the quiet town of Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton was the first university to offer a “no loan” policy to financially needy students, giving grants instead of loans to accepted students who need help paying tuition.

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This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree

Start or finish your undergraduate degree part time. In the undergraduate degree program, you can sharpen your written and verbal communication, enhance your critical and analytical capacity, and deepen your knowledge in a chosen field for career advancement and personal growth.

Master’s Degree

Premedical Program

Prepare for medical or dental school through the postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Harvard Extension School. Whether you are changing fields and need to complete all prerequisite coursework, or you are looking to strengthen your academic record, you’ll find a rigorous experience with the opportunity to earn sponsorship in this selective program.

Software Engineering

Learn to apply systematic engineering principles to the design, construction, and maintenance of large software applications. Through the degree program in software engineering you develop an understanding of current technologies, such as databases, communication protocols, cloud computing, and web frameworks and their application.

Information Management Systems

Learn to build, enhance, and support complex information management systems while gaining a deep understanding of the practical frameworks for solving technology problems. Through the graduate program in information management systems you build an understanding and application of current information management technologies, such as databases, communication protocols and cloud computing.

Digital Media Design

Develop the skills needed to design engaging and effective digital media, and explore the artistic and technical aspects of creating interactive systems. Through the graduate program in digital media design you gain an understanding and application of the latest tools in the communication portfolio, such as web design, video, and still photography.

Sustainability

Gain insight into critical environmental
 factors affecting air, water, climate, and ecosystems. In this master’s degree program, you learn to evaluate and design practices, technologies, and systems that bring sustainable solutions to communities and organizations.

Religion

Explore the history, texts, and functions of religion within different societies and cultures, gaining a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary issues around religion. Through the degree in religion you develop an understanding of the historical origins, central teachings, and devotional practices of the major religious traditions.

Psychology

Examine the application of psychology and understanding of human behavior. In the master’s program in psychology you explore core theories and the latest research, gaining insights into how human beings think, feel, and navigate their social world.

Legal Studies

Gain theoretical and practical insights into law through an interdisciplinary approach to legal theory, systems, policymaking, history, and ethics. Through the master’s degree in the field of legal studies you gain an understanding of the impact of legal issues on diverse fields and institutions.

History

Examine the past through a variety of critical approaches while engaging in deep investigation of how evidence and historical narratives have developed over time. Through the degree in the field of history you gain perspective of the world today through evidence as well as an understanding of why and how historical events unfolded through argument and interpretation.

Government

Explore the institutions of government, politics, policy, and the systems used to govern communities and nation-states. In this graduate degree program, you gain a deeper understanding of the complex role of governmental organizations within society.

Clinical Psychology

Examine the infinite complexity of the brain through the lens of clinical science. You explore the latest research and gain experience in the field. Through the master’s degree in the clinical psychology field you build an understanding of aspects of psychological dysfunction, including cognitive, behavioral, and emotional disorders.

Anthropology and Archaeology

Explore human cultures and societies, and gain a deep understanding of our global complexities and their implications on the human experience. Through the graduate program in anthropology and archaeology you build a foundation in the theories and methods of anthropology and archaeology through the investigation of the material culture of past societies.

Biotechnology

Gain insight into the latest biotechnology discoveries and trends, and develop a solid foundation in research and innovation. Through the master’s degree program in biotechnology you gain an understanding of biotechnology theory and research, including human physiology and genetics, cancer, proteomics, genomics, and epigenetics.

Biology

Learn how to apply critical thinking to real-world scenarios in the life sciences while exploring cutting-edge research and theory. You’ll gain deeper insight into a range of biological fields, such as molecular biology, genetics, genomics, cell biology, neurobiology and behavior, and ecology.

Bioinformatics

Develop skills in programming, statistical modeling, and other areas of computer science to help you analyze and interpret complex biological data. Through the graduate program in bioinformatics, you’ll learn to blend expertise in computational and biological sciences, leading to a deeper understanding in areas like genomics, diseases, and drug discovery.

Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Explore how engineering principles can be applied to biological challenges, work with the latest nanoscale applications, and learn about the innovations that are driving the world of nanotechnology. Through the degree in bioengineering and nanotechnology you gain an understanding of emerging biomedical technologies, including microfluidics for cellular analysis, and tissue regeneration.

International Relations

Gain critical insight into today’s pressing global issues and a deep understanding of the factors influencing relationships between nation-states and supranational organizations. Through the master’s degree in international relations you gain an understanding of the perspectives and implications of global issues, such as poverty, genocide, armed conflict, terrorism, and human rights.

Mathematics for Teaching

From Harvard trained faculty, you’ll learn new strategies that will dramatically improve your ability to teach middle and high school students the math skills needed to succeed in life, work, and academia.

Management

Gain a solid grounding in management theory and practice through foundational subjects, including economics, accounting, finance, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, and management. Through the master’s degree in the field of management you gain core elements of management knowledge and skill, including accounting, organizational behavior, economic theory, finance and marketing.

Finance

Gain a solid foundation in the principles of finance, becoming well informed of topics critical to financial planning, implementation, measurement, and investment. Through the degree in finance you gain an understanding of core elements of organizational finance decisions, including accounting and financial statement analysis, principles of finance, investments and corporate finance.

Biotechnology Management

Deepen your knowledge of the scientific language, policies, and industry complexities of the life sciences field—while also enhancing your business skills in areas including leadership, project management, organizational behavior, and strategy.

Visual Arts

Explore various artistic forms, such as painting, mixed media, animation, photography, and film. By studying the important role imagery has played throughout history, you gain a deeper understanding of how visual representations reflect the complexities of humanity.

Museum Studies

Learn techniques and strategies for keeping museum collections relevant, audiences inspired, and operations smooth. Through the master’s degree in museum studies you gain deep knowledge of twenty-first-century museum operations, including program development and evaluation; visitor engagement and education; collections care and research; fundraising; marketing, and legal issues.

Literature and Creative Writing

Cultivate your skills in creative writing and literary analysis through close study of fiction, screenplays, theatrical works, and poetry. Through a range of literature courses, writing exercises, and collaborative peer review, you learn tools and techniques to strengthen your craft.

Journalism

Gain the writing and reporting skills necessary for success as a journalist in the digital age. Through the graduate degree in journalism you gain mastery of the latest reporting, writing, and technical skills for traditional and digital mediums.

Foreign Literature, Language, and Culture Degree

Explore global cultures through the lens of humanities or social sciences by taking a multicultural approach to the study of language and arts, ethnography, history, and other aspects of everyday life. Through the degree in foreign literature, language, and culture you gain a deeper understanding of human nature, history, and culture through engagement with the literary traditions.

English

Learn to analyze and interpret literary works through a global lens, applying insights from ethics, anthropology, history, and more. Through the master’s degree in the field of English you build a deeper understanding of literary text style and structure analysis through a variety of critical paradigms.

Dramatic Arts

Explore the rich tapestry of literature and performance in the dramatic arts. Study theoretical and literary perspectives, and performance techniques through engaging projects and collaborative workshops.

Joint Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program

Designed for highly motivated students with a proven track record in the professional arena, this joint degree program provides an accelerated pathway to earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within four years. Through a cohort experience, you become a big-picture, critical thinker with in-depth management expertise.​

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology

The two-year Harvard Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology is a rigorous, part-time degree program that combines the best of online, in-person, and in-the-field learning to provide public health and healthcare professionals with the advanced research and epidemiological skills needed to take their careers to the next level.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

Certificate

Web Technologies Certificate

Gain the technical tools and techniques necessary to build dynamic websites and applications. Master the fundamentals of website development, such as HTML5, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, multimedia, HTTP, and scripting languages. Build dynamic, database-driven web applications, such as use of a LAMP framework (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) and JavaScript (+ Ajax), among others.

Software Engineering Certificate

Become a more versatile software engineer by strengthening your technique and deepening your understanding of high-level languages and systems programming. Master the art of programming, including abstraction, algorithms, data structures, and web development. Understand software engineering fundamentals, including functional and object-oriented styles of programming and computation models.

Programming Certificate

Learn the fundamentals of computer programming and language. Through this professional graduate certificate, you gain an understanding of the techniques and tools necessary for software engineering, database management, or website development.

Data Science Certificate

Learn how to analyze data to gain insights, develop new strategies, and cultivate actionable business intelligence in areas as diverse as product design, marketing, and finance. Master key facets of data investigation, including data wrangling, cleaning, sampling, management, exploratory analysis, regression and classification, prediction, and data communication.

Cybersecurity Certificate

Gain a critical understanding of the technological needs, threats, and weaknesses in cybersecurity. Through this professional graduate certificate, you will build knowledge of the tools and protocols needed to navigate, use, and manage security technologies as well as gain insight into the legal, social, and political dynamics of the cyber universe.

Sustainability Certificate

Gain the knowledge and skills needed to design and implement solutions to today’s environmental challenges, such as resource scarcity, overpopulation, and climate change. Understand the benefits of conventional and renewable energy systems; issues surrounding new transportation technologies; energy intensity of food production; effects of supply chain management and international commerce.

Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystems Certificate

Gain a deeper understanding of the impact that population growth and climate change is placing on food supply, resources, and land. Learn to develop policies, use tools, and apply models that ensure stewardship of natural resources and ecosystems for future generations.

Green Building and Community Sustainability Certificate

Build the knowledge and skills necessary to help communities design and develop more sustainable housing and transportation options. Understand the tenets of green building, including water, energy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. Implement greenhouse gas emission management principles, such as emission reduction goals, accounting techniques and standards, and comprehensive emissions.

Environmental Policy and International Development Certificate

Deepen your knowledge of pressing global issues like climate change, resource scarcity, and population growth. Gain a deeper understanding of the policies and solutions needed to address today’s environmental and international development challenges. Understand the environmental ethics in game and wildlife management, natural resource use, water management, biological diversity and fisheries.

Corporate Sustainability and Innovation Certificate

Gain the skills you need to help your organization adopt sustainable practices, foster innovation, and develop long-term plans to minimize environmental impact. Apply corporate sustainability principles—including carbon accounting, cost reduction, and operational efficiency—to achieve specific objectives.

Legal Studies Certificate

Explore how law shapes and is shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces. Through this professional graduate certificate, you gain an understanding of the theoretical frameworks and historical dynamics of law. Develop an understanding of the impact of legal issues on diverse fields, institutions, and segments of society.

Nanotechnology Certificate

Gain a deeper understanding of the latest in nanoscale technology. Through this professional graduate certificate, you learn to create new materials and devices and help design novel solutions that address challenges in medicine, engineering, and the environment.

Bioinformatics Certificate

Learn to identify, compile, analyze, and communicate complex biological and genetic data for initiatives in areas such as human genome analysis, disease research, and drug discovery and development. Through this professional graduate certificate, you can enhance a career in medical science and research, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, scientific programming, or software development.

International Security Certificate

Gain insight into the complex issues that shape the global security landscape, and examine the link between domestic and foreign policies, politics, and the causes of conflict. Through this professional graduate certificate, you build expertise to help you advance a career in government, an NGO, an international organization, or a multinational corporation.

Religious Studies and Education Certificate

Jointly sponsored by Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Extension School, this certificate provides educators a multidisciplinary foundation for approaching the study of religion in public school classrooms or in other educational settings focused on learning about religion.

Learning Design and Technology Certificate

Learn to create and implement effective learning experiences on digital platforms through an understanding of instructional design principles, technology, and application. Gain the skills you need to develop or enhance a career in K–12 education, higher education, corporate training, nonprofit education, museums, or related organizations.

Strategic Management Certificate

Help contribute to the big picture at your organization and remain competitive in today’s global marketplace by building a solid understanding of key business and management principles. Align the basic direction and goals of an organization; analyze an environment’s social, political, technological, economic, and global factors and evaluate industry and market structure.

Principles of Finance Certificate

Understand the language of finance, learn to interpret and communicate important financial information, and gain knowledge in key areas such as budgeting, investment, shareholder value, and risk. Through this professional graduate certificate, you gain the ability to use financial information to make business decisions.

Organizational Behavior Certificate

Develop a deeper understanding of human behavior in an organizational setting. Through this professional graduate certificate, you gain insight into strategies and methods that cultivate and strengthen group performance, resource management, and organizational dynamics.

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to solve problems, contribute ideas, and offer solutions for a nonprofit organization. Understand the fundamentals of accounting and finance for governmental and nonprofit organizations, such as budgeting, reporting, strategic planning, program analysis, fund accounting, general and revenue funds, and capital project funds.

Marketing Management Certificate

Gain the tools and techniques you need to engage audiences and inspire action in today’s complex, multi-channel landscape. Through this professional graduate certificate, you build skills in strategy, research and analysis, and integrated marketing communications to help you position your organization—and yourself.

Corporate Finance Certificate

Gain the foundational knowledge and tools needed for corporate financial analysis and decision making. This professional graduate certificate is designed for professionals currently working in the financial services industry or who are responsible for making financial decisions.

Business Communication Certificate

Learn to deliver clear, concise, and convincing messaging to advance ideas, build consensus, and resolve conflict. By earning this professional graduate certificate, you can sharpen your communication skills, build your confidence, and gain an advantage in the workplace.

Accounting Certificate

Learn how to compile, analyze, and prepare critical financial information for a range of business initiatives. Through this professional graduate certificate, you develop basic knowledge in accounting for application in a range of industries and professions.

Museum Studies Certificate

Gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an agile museum practitioner for the twenty-first-century museum—one who is always making connections and finding new possibilities in order to keep operations smooth, collections relevant, and visitors inspired.

Middle Eastern Studies

Gain a deeper, multifaceted understanding of the Middle East’s extensive history, culture, religion, government, and societal tensions. In this master’s degree program you examine the region’s contemporary impact on international relations and its role in the global community.

Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy and the Press: An Introduction

How can Iran be stopped from getting a nuclear bomb—negotiations, sanctions, or military action? As a participant in this course, you will advise the president in deciding whether, and how, the U.S. should act. Once you’ve made your assessment, you will move on to wrestle with other scenarios preoccupying policy makers.

Wide World: Inspiring Great Teaching through Online and On-site learning

WIDE World (Wide-scale Interactive Development for Educators) is an innovative professional development program based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. At WIDE World, we’ve successfully combined 30 years of research and practice to address the top educational challenge of the 21st century – helping schools implement sustained, systemic improvement in teaching practice.

Assessing Medical Fitness to Return to Work

Primary Care physicians are often requested to provide information on a patient’s fitness to return to work following injury or illness. U.S. primary care physicians report that they are requested to provide opinions regarding work ability or “fitness for duty,” on average, in up to 10% of all office visits. However, very little training is routinely offered in medical or postgraduate education.

Innovating in Health Care

Problems with health care quality, access, and costs bedevil all countries. This course focuses on creating successful global business innovations in health care that can better meet consumer and societal needs. At its end, you should understand the how to evaluate opportunities and the elements of viable business models for different kinds of health care innovations.

United States Health Policy

Many Americans complain that they do not understand the U.S. health reform law called the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). They are right, and the main reason is because most Americans do not understand the basics of the U.S. health care system and U.S. health policy.

AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases

After completing the case learning sessions, students review pertinent radiology images, commit to a tentative diagnosis from a list of differential diagnoses, and accompany the patient to a virtual operating room to observe the surgical treatment. In the virtual operating room, students observe narrated videos of actual surgical procedures.

Global Health: Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective

This introductory course is an interdisciplinary view of global health. It aims to frame global health’s collection of problems and actions within a particular biosocial perspective. It develops a toolkit of analytical approaches and uses them to examine historical and contemporary global health initiatives with careful attention to a critical sociology of knowledge.

HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe)

The HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) is a three-course program on business fundamentals from Harvard Business School (HBS) that will help you to develop both the analytical skills and confidence to tackle real-world business problems. Developed by leading HBS faculty and delivered through an innovative online platform, CORe immerses you in case studies to learn the essentials.

HBX Courses

HBX Courses is a series of unique online learning programs currently being developed by leading Harvard Business School faculty to help you gain critical management skills. All HBX Courses will feature Harvard Business School’s signature case-based teaching methodology to promote an active and social learning experience delivered on the proprietary HBX online learning platform.

Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England

This course, the first installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, covers American poetry in cultural context through the year 1700. The course begins with Puritan poets–some orthodox, some rebel spirits–who wrote and lived in early New England. Focusing on Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, and Michael Wigglesworth, among others, we explore the interplay between mortal and immortal.

CopyrightX

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed.

Saving Schools: History, Politics, and Policy in U.S. Education, Mini-Course II: Teacher Policies

The teacher is the most important person in our schools. How do we recruit and retain the very best teachers? What are our current methods for recruiting teachers? How well do we compensate them? What are the effects of adjusting teacher salaries to be based on their performance in the classroom? When should teachers be given tenure?

Justice

Justice, one of the most famous courses taught at Harvard College, is an introduction to moral and political philosophy, offering an opportunity to discuss contemporary dilemmas and controversies. Taught by lauded Harvard professor Michael Sandel, Justice explores critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications.

Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You

In Tangible Things, you will discover how material objects have shaped academic disciplines and reinforced or challenged boundaries between people. This course will draw on some of the most fascinating items housed at Harvard University, highlighting several to give you a sense of the power of learning through tangible things.

Super-Earths And Life

Super-Earths And Life is a course about alien life, how we search for it, and what this teaches us about our place in the universe. In the past decade astronomers have made incredible advances in the discovery of planets outside our solar system. Thirty years ago, we knew only of the planets in our own solar system. Now we know of thousands circling nearby stars.

The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

What is it to be human, and how can ancient concepts of the heroic and anti-heroic inform our understanding of the human condition? That question is at the core of The Ancient Greek Hero, which introduces (or reintroduces) students to the great texts of classical Greek culture by focusing on concepts of the Hero in an engaging, highly comparative way.

Statistics and R for the Life Sciences

This course is the first of eight modules. We will learn the basics of statistical inference in order to understand and compute p-values and confidence intervals. We will provide examples by programming in R in a way that will help make the connection between concepts and implementation. Problems sets requiring R programming will be used to test understanding and ability to implement basic data.

Teaching with Cases Online: Web-Based Seminar

Are you looking for strategies and techniques to improve your case-based online course? If so, register now for Teaching with Cases Online. As is true with the case method, you will learn as much from your fellow participants as you will from the seminar facilitators. Attendees will participate in synchronous and asynchronous activities over 3 weeks.

Poetry in America: Emily Dickinson

This course, the fourth installment of the multi-part Poetry in America series, explores the poetry of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s most distinctive and prolific poets. While Dickinson wrote nearly 2,000 poems during her lifetime, she chose never to publish, opting instead to revisit and revise her works throughout her lifetime.

Case study: RNA-seq data analysis

In the PH525 case studies (the fifth module of this series), we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Case study: Variant Discovery and Genotyping

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Case study: ChIP-seq data analysis

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Case study: DNA methylation data analysis

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

We will teach a review of linear algebra, including matrix notation, which underlies many of the current tools for analyzing large-dimensional data. We will then use linear models to represent differences between experimental units and perform statistical inference on these differences.

Advanced Statistics for the Life Sciences

Here we will cover the advanced techniques being used by data analysis experts in the life sciences. These methods are required to analyze some of the more complex datasets, such as those found in genomics. We will cover several topics including statistical modeling, multiple test correction, clustering, prediction methods, factor analysis and empirical Bayes methods.

Introduction to Bioconductor

We will cover some common uses of the software packages within the Bioconductor project. You will get to decide if you learn methods for next generation sequencing, microarrays or both. We will cover a number of normalization, batch correction, and testing methods for high throughput data.

Principles of Biochemistry

Principles of Biochemistry integrates an introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to cellular function. Topics addressing protein function will include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks, and the manipulation of enzymes and pathways with mutations or drugs.

Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning and Teaching

Educators have an ever-increasing stream of data at their fingertips, but knowing how to use this data to improve learning and teaching — how to make it less overwhelming, more useful, and part of an effective collaborative process — can be challenging.

Leading Change in Education Systems: Effective Policy and Practice for Improving Outcomes

Managing education systems requires simultaneous and systematic attention to multiple, concurrent issues. As an education leader you must have a vision and set standards for high student achievement, and provide the context for administrators, principals, teachers and students to each work to their highest potential.

Differentiating Instruction: Strategies for Effective Classroom Practice

In this program, you will learn how to identify your students’ readiness levels, interests, and Multiple Intelligence Profile, so you can introduce practical teaching strategies that respond to their unique needs. With the help of your fellow educators and your coach you will also design rich, “tiered activities” and assessments that allow students of all ability levels.

Leading for Understanding

Develop a culture of understanding and promote specific actions that increase thinking and learning for all members of your learning community. Support teachers in using the Teaching for Understanding and Visible Thinking frameworks, as well as other constructivist pedagogies to improve student learning.

Making Thinking Visible: Building Understanding Through Critical and Creative Thinking

This program will detail research-based Visible Thinking routines and other Visible Thinking frameworks and show you how to personalize them for your classroom. Visible Thinking, currently being used successfully in schools, is adaptable to any subject area and/or age level.

Teaching for Understanding 1: Focus on Student Understanding

This program is an introduction to the Teaching for Understanding framework. Participants learn to clarify educational goals, link student work to experience, design active learning instructional units, develop effective assessment practices and reflect on their own teaching practice.

The Data Wise Leadership Institute

You will receive all the materials and structure you need to have an intensive week of learning and planning with your colleagues: video mini-lessons explaining how to do key tasks; detailed meeting agendas for your leadership team meetings; and a complete schedule for the week that balances live online sessions with the Data Wise teaching team, team meetings, and work time.

American Government

American politics has all the aspects of drama, but it has real meaning for people’s everyday lives. If exploring these areas interests you, then this is the course for you. This course is an introduction to the U.S. government that draws on political science and cases—such as the Iraq invasion and health care reform—to explain how the U.S. government system works.

The Book: Making and Meaning in the Medieval Manuscript

This first module in the multi-part course The Book: Histories Across Time and Space seeks to re-introduce learners to the codex – a handwritten and hand-constructed book – as a three-dimensional object whose characteristics produce meaning in the experience of the reader.

Scrolls in the Age of the Book

This course is an introduction to the making and use of scrolls in the European Middle Ages. The codex, with its portability and instant access to any place in the text, became the dominant container for writing after the 4th century BCE, but scrolls continued to be made. Why and how did the scroll format remain popular and relevant in the age of the codex?

Print and Manuscript in Western Europe, Asia and the Middle East (1450-1650)

In this third module of The Book: Histories Across Space and Time, you will learn how early printed books in mid-fifteenth century Europe were first modeled on medieval manuscripts, but soon developed new conventions that remain familiar to us today. This module also explores printing in East Asia, by wood block and movable type, and the late dominance of manuscript production in the Islamic world

The History of the Book in 17th and 18th Century Europe

We will focus on the importance of books as physical objects and the raw material of literature–namely, paper. By considering the nature of paper and how it was made during the early modern period–from Gutenberg’s time to the early nineteenth century–we can begin to understand the character of books and the way they worked.

Book Sleuthing: The Nineteenth Century

Do you love printed paper and wonder how much longer it will survive in the age of ebooks? Are you curious about how the mass-produced modern book emerged in the first place? Come behind the scenes in Harvard’s libraries to explore the look, feel and even smell of nineteenth-century British and American books in this fifth module of The Book: Histories Across Time and Space.

Monasteries, Schools, and Notaries

Medieval Europe has preserved enormous quantities of books and documents—many millions of pages, in fact—written in Latin and other languages. However, only a tiny percentage of these texts have been edited and published. To gain access to the rest, you need to learn the art and science of reading medieval handwriting,

The Medieval Book of Hours: Art and Devotion in the Later Middle Ages

In this course, we will explore how books of hours provide the closest thing we have to a comprehensive and continuous record of the development of painting across most of western Europe from the later thirteenth through the early sixteenth century.

Books in the Medieval Liturgy

When we think of liturgy today, we imagine short, formal, congregational events happening periodically within the confines of churches. Medieval liturgy, however, took up many hours of every day, filled the city’s largest meeting halls, and even spilled onto the streets. At the center of the medieval liturgy were the books we will study in this course.

Science and Cooking

During each week of the course, you will watch as chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain, in simple and sophisticated ways, the science behind the recipe.

Introduction to Computer Science

This is CS50, Harvard University’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming for majors and non-majors alike, with or without prior programming experience. An entry-level course taught by David J. Malan, CS50 teaches students how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently.

The Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a four part course that explores the structure and function of the nervous system — from the microscopic inner workings of a single nerve cell, to the staggering complexity of the brain, and beyond to the social interactions and societal dynamics that our brains make possible. This is the second iteration of Part 1 of this course.

Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofit Organizations

Part of the Executive Education Online Leadership Series at Harvard Kennedy School, a series of unique online programs where participants work in groups, engage in live classes and office hours, and complete assignments by applying the concepts and frameworks they learn to their own organizations.

Nonprofit Financial Stewardship: Concepts and Techniques for Strategic Management

Part of the Executive Education Online Leadership Series at Harvard Kennedy School, a series of unique online programs where participants work in groups, engage in live classes and office hours, and complete assignments by applying the concepts and frameworks they learn to their own organizations.

Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change

Leadership, Organizing and Action: Leading Change is a 14-week Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education online program designed to help leaders of civic associations, advocacy groups, and social movements learn how to organize communities that can mobilize power to make change. The program explores how leadership is exercised through mastery of five practices.

Mobilizing Your Nonprofit Board

Part of the Executive Education Online Leadership Series at Harvard Kennedy School, a series of unique online programs where participants work in groups, engage in live classes and office hours, and complete assignments by applying the concepts and frameworks they learn to their own organizations.

JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change

The jury is an institution in some legal systems in which a panel of citizens weigh evidence and decide verdicts of court cases. “To jury” is, at its most basic form, to judge. It is an exercise in the deliberation of issues, persuasion, and the polling of results. JuryX: Deliberations for Social Change is an invitation to explore the concept of jury in both in theory and in practice.

Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress

Part of the Executive Education Online Leadership Series at Harvard Kennedy School, a series of unique online programs where participants work in groups, engage in live classes and office hours, and complete assignments by applying the concepts and frameworks they learn to their own organizations.

Including Ourselves in the Change Equation: Personal Learning for Organizational Performance

Are you navigating a change process in your work environment? When you consider all that needs to change in order to meet your goal, are you and your colleagues including yourselves in the equation? It is difficult to make significant improvements in education without first embracing the need for personal improvement.

Making Learning Visible: The Power of Group Learning and Documentation in Classrooms and Communities

Unlock the potential of group learning in your classroom. In groups, both children and adults learn from and with others, encountering new perspectives, strategies, and ways of thinking. Not only do individuals enhance their own learning, but the group can also achieve more together than any individual could alone.

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Yale University

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Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning and socializing.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Columbia University

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Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Master’s Degree

Operations Research

Operations Research is an applied science and is concerned with quantitative decision problems, generally involving the allocation and control of limited resources. Such problems arise, for example, in the operations of industrial firms, financial institutions, health care organizations, transportation systems, energy and resources, and government.

Operations Research – Methods in Finance Concentration

Methods in Finance is a multidisciplinary field integrating financial theory with economics, methods of engineering, tools of mathematics, and practices of programming. It is designed to provide training in the application of engineering methodologies and quantitative methods to finance.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a diverse subject that derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices (e.g. microscale sensors and inkjet printer nozzles) to large systems (e.g. spacecraft and machine tools). The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace.

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science Engineering is a rapidly growing, multidisciplinary activity that has emerged as a recognizable field in recent decades. Scientists and engineers in this field lay the basis for understanding, developing, testing, and applying materials that form the foundation for present and future technologies.

Industrial Engineering – Systems Engineering Concentration

Have an undergraduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or a related field, and want to integrate that knowledge with other elements of engineering and operations to be able to visualize the big picture and bring it to life? The MS in Systems Engineering offered exclusively online is designed for students with such ambitions, and focuses on how complex engineering projects should be managed.

Electrical Engineering

Contemporary electrical engineering is a broad discipline that encompasses a wide range of activities. A common theme is the use of electricity and electromagnetism for the generation, transmission, processing, storage, conversion, and control of information and energy. An equally important aspect is the human interface and the role of individuals as the sources and recipients of information.

Earth and Environmental Engineering

The sustainability of human society on Earth is likely to be one of the dominant challenges of the 21st century. Continued population growth, coupled with urbanization and industrialization throughout the globe, has resulted in rapid consumption of our natural resources, extensive waste production, environmental degradation, threats to human health, and climate change.

Computer Science – Computational Biology Concentration

The Computational Biology Track is intended for students who wish to develop working knowledge of computational techniques and their applications to biomedical research. Recent advances in high-throughput technologies, e.g., for DNA sequencing and for measuring RNA expression via DNA microarrays, are changing the nature of biomedical research.

Computer Science – Computer Security Concentration

The Computer Security track is intended for students who wish to develop state-of-the-art knowledge of computer and network security technologies. Security considerations pervade personal, corporate, military, governmental, and national infrastructure systems and networks. This track will help you develop leading-edge knowledge in security.

Computer Science – Natural Language Processing Concentration

The Natural Language Processing (NLP) track is intended for students who wish to gain expertise in NLP technologies and applications. NLP technologies are of central importance in automating the analysis of text and speech databases and in enabling man-machine interactions through natural language. This track will help you develop leading edge knowledge of these technologies.

Computer Science – Foundations of Computer Science Concentration

The Foundations of Computer Science track is intended for students who wish to develop state of the art knowledge of the theoretical foundations of Computer Science. The theory of computation plays a crucial role in providing solid foundations for all areas of Computer Science, including systems, artificial intelligence, security, and circuit design.

Computer Science – Machine Learning Concentration

The Machine Learning Track is intended for students who wish to develop their knowledge of machine learning techniques and applications. Machine learning is a rapidly expanding field with many applications in diverse areas such as bioinformatics, fraud detection, intelligent systems, perception, finance, information retrieval, and other areas.

Computer Science – Network Systems Concentration

The Network Systems track is intended for students who wish to develop state-of-the-art knowledge of network systems technologies and the underlying principles, protocols and algorithms. Networking technologies play a central, driving role in shaping the directions of both the IT and communication industries. This track will help you develop leading-edge knowledge of these technologies.

Computer Science – Software Systems Concentration

The Software Systems track is for students who want to pursue knowledge of software development and software systems methodologies and technologies. Software plays the key role in practical, real-world computing systems and applications. This track enables students to understand and master classic and current software systems, and provides the fundamentals for later self-study.

Computer Science – Vision and Graphics Concentration

The Vision and Graphics track is intended for students who wish to develop their knowledge of Computer Vision and Computer Graphics. The track also includes courses in related fields, such as Robotics, Machine Learning, and User Interfaces.

Computer Science

The function and influence of the computer is pervasive in contemporary society. Today’s computers process the daily transactions of international banks, the data from communications satellites, the images in video games, and even the fuel and ignition systems of automobiles.

Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering and Management Concentration

The MS Program in Construction Engineering & Management is designed to prepare its graduates to effectively deliver and manage the capital facilities and infrastructure that are critical to worldwide productivity. The curriculum builds upon a student’s technical background to develop managerial and financial expertise through a mix of fundamental and advanced areas of study.

Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers graduate programs leading to the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) This program is flexible and may involve concentrations in structures, construction engineering, reliability and random processes, soil mechanics, fluid mechanics, hydrogeology, continuum mechanics, finite element methods and computational mechanics.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field concerned with materials and processes at the heart of a broad range of technologies. Practicing chemical engineers are the experts in charge of the development and production of diverse products in traditional chemical industries as well as many emerging new technologies.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an evolving discipline in engineering that draws on collaboration among engineers, physicians, and scientists to provide interdisciplinary insight into medical and biological problems. The field has developed its own knowledge base and principles that are the foundation for the academic programs designed by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia.

Applied Physics

The program of study leading to the degree of Master of Science, while emphasizing continued work in basic physics, permits many options in several applied physics specialties. Students may focus on several applied physics fields such as plasma physics, laser physics, or solid-state physics.

Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics is the language of science, engineering, and fields beyond. Just as English is spoken by more non-native speakers than by native, mathematics is used daily by more non-mathematicians than by mathematicians. A Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics is an ideal career complement to nearly any practicing or aspiring researcher in quantitative domains.

Diabetes Education and Management

The Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management requires satisfactory completion of 36 course points and a Master’s Integrative Project. The program may be pursued full-time or part-time, but part-time students are encouraged to take at least 6 credits per semester to ensure timely completion of the program.

Computing in Education

This Online program is part of the M.A. in Computing in Education, and shares that program’s goals. The Online M.A. focuses on the subset of students in the Computing in Education program who teach in K-12 schools or who have an interest in working with technology in schools. All courses needed to complete the degree are offered online.

Technology Management

Columbia University’s Executive M.S. in Technology Management prepares senior technology professionals to develop a strategic mindset, fine-tune their speaking and presentation skills, understand core business functions (such as finance, accounting, and leadership), and ultimately drive enhanced business performance through the use of technology.

Strategic Communications

The 16-month program focuses on the critical thinking, analysis, and practical skills essential to developing and implementing communications strategies that advance an organization’s goals and mission. The program is offered on an executive education schedule, combining on-site Saturday courses, two four-day residencies, and two Saturday and Sunday weekends.

Information and Knowledge Strategy

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program prepares individuals who are invested in the strategic potential of business-knowledge strategy alignment, collaboration, and business analytics to expand or branch out from their current roles, or become entrepreneurs of ventures in the knowledge domain.

Enterprise Risk Management

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management prepares risk professionals to design and implement ERM programs that enhance all decision-making processes, ranging from strategic decisions to traditional mitigation decisions. It also provides a robust toolkit of advanced risk management capabilities and competencies that can be applied to enhance value.

Construction Administration

The program focuses on the commercial and residential building sectors and encompasses the increasingly complex process of construction administration, from design through build, essential for those charged with bringing projects to completion safely and within budget. Courses in construction management provide in-depth coverage of key topics.

Bioethics

The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges.

Applied Analytics

Columbia University’s new Master of Science in Applied Analytics empowers leaders and managers to assess the application of their organization’s data and analytics. You will learn how to define and frame analytical problems, how to decide which data are collected and what analyses should be performed, and how to communicate and work with analysts on solutions that are technically sound.

Actuarial Science

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Actuarial Science grounds you in the latest theory and methods, prepares you for all actuarial exams, and equips you with new skills to excel in the workplace. The program’s core faculty are credentialed actuaries and some of the most respected analytical minds in the country.

Doctorate Degree

Mechanical Engineering

The Doctor of Engineering Science in Mechanical Engineering is designed to provide specialization beyond the master’s degree in an area chosen by the student. The program is geared to provide in-depth instruction in mechanical engineering and prepares the graduate to contribute scholarly work in the field.

Electrical Engineering

The Doctor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering is designed to provide specialization beyond the master of science (M.S.) degree in an area chosen by the student. The program includes in-depth instruction and research in an electrical engineering specialty and prepares the graduate to contribute scholarly work in the field.

Earth and Environmental Engineering

The Earth and Environmental Engineering (EEE) doctoral program encompasses projects that include Earth/environmental objectives and involve research in developing a better understanding of the impacts of industrial and other human activities on the environment (e.g. sources and transport of contaminants in water bodies; application of geochemical or physical principles in environmental assessment)

Computer Science

The Columbia University Department of Computer Science invites applications from top-quality students to join its doctoral programs. The department hosts exciting projects in a growing number of research areas. The primary focus of the doctoral programs is research, with the philosophy that students learn best by doing.

Doctorate in Nursing Education

Nurses interested in pursuing doctoral work have at least three degree options: PhD, DNP, and EdD. The primary focus of PhD programs is to prepare nurses to become scientists who conduct and seek funding for research. The focus of Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is to prepare advanced practice nurses to become independent care providers and is intended to be a parity degree.

Course

Driving Strategic Impact

Driving Strategic Impact (Online) is organized around the core skill of structured problem solving that takes participants through four phases of a strategy project: defining the scope, structuring the problem, gathering and analyzing data, and developing recommendations. This core training in structured problem solving is supplemented by additional modules.

Personal Leadership

Personal Leadership (Online) is a unique leadership program based on research and focusing on a rigorous study of the inner lives of great leaders. The program provides powerful insights and tools to help you gain mastery over your goals, values, purpose, thoughts, emotions, beliefs, mindsets and motivations, so you can operate at your best in all moments.

Globalization: Strategies for Your Enterprise

This program will enhance your understanding of these alternative perspectives. It will analyze the underlying forces that have led to globalization, and identify its effects, particularly in developing countries – when and why it has had the adverse effects that its critics claim, and when and why it has had the positive effects that its proponents argue for.

Media Platforms and Content: Navigating Today’s Media Landscape

This program is designed for media professionals who want to better understand – in order to continue to compete within – the changing media industry. In Media Platforms and Content (Online): Navigating Today’s Media Landscape, Professor Miklos Sarvary will examine the businesses of the major media game changers – like Google and Facebook.

Strategic Intuition: From Mind to Method to Action

During these two five-week online programs, you will interact with faculty, course facilitators and peers from around the world – all helping you to enhance and systematize the idea-generation process, creati innovative growth strategies, and develop an implementation plan for your organization.

Certificate

Wireless and Mobile Communications

The Certification of Professional Achievement in Wireless and Mobile Communications is ideal for students who want to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Electrical Engineering Department.

Telecommunications

The Certification of Professional Achievement in Telecommunications is ideal for students who want to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department.

Systems Engineering

The Certification Program in Systems Engineering is designed to provide students with an understanding of both technology and management perspectives in solving problems, making decisions, and managing risks in complex systems. Students in the certificate program pursue interdisciplinary coursework addressing management of both the business and the technical aspects of engineering systems.

Sustainable Energy

Energy issues facing society are seen as one of the biggest technological and policy challenges of the century. They have taken center stage receiving wide attention as 2012 was the Year of Sustainable Energy for All. Energy has a direct link with the Millennium Development Goals as productive capacity, industry and value addition would not be possible without energy.

Operations Research

Operations Research is an applied science and is concerned with quantitative decision problems, generally involving the allocation and control of limited resources. Such problems arise, for example, in the operations of industrial firms, financial institutions, health care organizations, transportation systems, energy and resources, and government.

New Media Engineering

The Certification of Professional Achievement in New Media Engineering is ideal for students who want to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department.

Networking and Systems

The Certification of Professional Achievement in Networking and Systems is ideal for students who want to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department.

Nanotechnology

As the ability to create faster and smarter silicon based devices approaches its finite limits, the world has turned to nanoscience to continue the information processing evolution. Nanoscience involves the study and observation of phenomena on the dimensional scale of nanometers, a unit measuring one billionth of a meter (3 – 4 atoms wide).

Multimedia Networking

The Certification of Professional Achievement in Multimedia Networking is ideal for students who want to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department.

Materials Science

Materials Science and Engineering is a rapidly growing, multidisciplinary activity that has emerged as a recognizable field in recent decades. Scientists and engineers in this field lay the basis for understanding, developing, testing, and applying materials that form the foundation for present and future technologies.

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing has undergone significant changes in the past decades, especially with the advent of computer aided technologies and the integrated approach of linking state-of-art engineering and science with management capabilities. The program’s goal is to outline the bare bones of modern manufacturing with emphasis on its technological aspects.

Low Carbon and Efficiency Technology

The purpose of this progam is to provide students with an overview of carbon management with an emphasis on carbon capture, storage, and measurement, monitoring and reporting. Many people currently working in a variety of sectors as engineers or other science and technology fields dealing with energy efficiency must increasingly deal with matters of carbon management.

Intelligent Systems

“All remote learning, CVN included, requires tremendous diligence on the part of the student – but only with CVN could I get an Masters in engineering from an Ivy League school while working full-time on the West Coast. My MSEE from Columbia University did not guarantee me a promotion, but I would not have been promoted to Material Engineering Manager without it.”
Steve Schiveley, Intel

Information Systems

The computer science curriculum at Columbia places equal emphasis on theoretical computer science and mathematics and on experimental computer technology. The Certification of Professional Achievement in Information Systems is designed for students who wish to deepen their fundamental knowledge at the graduate level by completing 4 specified courses in the Computer Science Department.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is the branch of the engineering profession that is concerned with the design, analysis, and control of production and service operations and systems. Originally, an industrial engineer worked in a manufacturing plant and was involved with the operating efficiency of workers and machines.

Financial Engineering

Financial Engineering is a multidisciplinary field integrating financial theory with economics, methods of engineering, tools of mathematics, and practices of programming. It is designed to provide training in the application of engineering methodologies and quantitative methods to finance. Students studying this field are prepared to enter careers in securities, banking and financial management.

Earth and Environmental Engineering

Columbia Video Network now offers a Certification of Professional Achievement in Earth and Environmental Engineering, designed for engineers and scientists who plan to pursue, or are already engaged in, environmental management/development careers. The focus of the program is the environmentally sound mining and processing of primary materials (minerals, energy, and water).

Construction Management

Offering the professional the most recent innovations and technological advancements in their respective field, CVN now offers a Certification in Construction Management. The curriculum builds upon a student’s technical background to develop managerial and financial expertise through a mix of fundamental and advanced areas of study.

Civil Engineering

Offering the professional the most recent innovations and technological advancements in their respective field, CVN now offers a Certification in Civil Engineering.

Carbon Management Policy and Economics

The purpose of this program is to provide students with an overview of carbon management with an emphasis on natural systems, decisions science, and carbon sequestration. As many people currently working in a variety of sectors from business to law begin to increasingly deal with matters of carbon management there will be growing need to quickly update one’s skill-set and proficiency.

Business and Technology

The Certification Program in Business and Technology is designed to provide students with an understanding of contemporary technology and management. It is for students who are interested in a technical-management background rather than one in a traditional engineering field. It consists of courses intended to provide a foundation for dealing with engineering and management systems problems.

Applied Mathematics

Applied mathematics deals with mathematical concepts and techniques used in various fields of science and engineering. Historically, mathematics was first applied with great success in astronomy and mechanics. Then it developed into a main tool for physics, other physical sciences and engineering. It is now becoming important in the biological, geological, economics, business.

Advanced Nursing Certification

The mission of the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally prepared nurses, currently working in, or interested in, nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation in the role of nurse educators.

Business

Established at Columbia University in 1996, the Business Certificates are ideal for individuals seeking a foundation in business fundamentals, such as those who plan to pursue an MBA and professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in a specific area of business.

Bioethics

Increasingly, practitioners in medicine, law, and research must understand and make decisions on complex ethical and moral dilemmas related to advances in biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Solutions require specialized and cross-disciplinary knowledge spanning ethics, law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and even language.

Actuarial Science

Demand for actuaries is strong and continues to grow throughout the world. Whether you are a recent graduate who is just getting started in the actuarial profession or a professional contemplating a career change, an online Actuarial Science Certification from Columbia University will help you build and expand your knowledge of actuarial science and provide a foundation for success.

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Stanford University

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The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.

Master’s Degree

Statistics MS Degree

The department requires that students take 45 units of work from offerings in the Department of Statistics or from authorized courses in other departments. The units break down into 4 required categories: Statistics Core, Statistics Depth, Linear Algebra Mathematics and Programming.

Mechanical Engineering MS Degree

At the graduate level, the Mechanical Engineering program aligns academic course work with research, to prepare scholars in specialized areas within the field of mechanical engineering. Human-centered design and design for sustainability are themes that span all of the programs in the department.

Materials Science and Engineering MS Degree

The Master’s program in Materials Science and Engineering provides training in solid state fundamentals and materials engineering at a more advanced level. To receive the Master’s degree, students must take 45 units of courses (approximately 15 quarter-long classes).

Management Science and Engineering MS Degree

The Master of Science program in Management Science and Engineering prepares students for a life-long career addressing critical technical and managerial needs in private and public decision making. Department requirements for the MS degree provide breadth across some of the areas of the department, and flexibility for meeting individual objectives of depth in a particular area of concentration.

Electrical Engineering MS Degree

The profession of electrical engineering demands a strong foundation in physical science and mathematics, a broad knowledge of engineering techniques, and an understanding of the relation between technology and society. Curricula at Stanford are planned to offer the breadth of education and depth of training necessary for leadership in the profession.

Computer Science MS Degree

The Master of Science degree in Computer Science indicates two things to prospective employers. First, it guarantees that you have a broad grounding in computer science as a discipline. Second, it certifies that you have studied a particular area in detail and thus have additional depth in a particular specialty.

Computational and Mathematical Engineering MS Degree

The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) is a degree granting institute at the intersection of mathematics, computing, engineering and applied sciences. iCME designs state-of-the-art mathematical and computational models, methods, and algorithms for engineering and science applications. The program collaborates closely with engineers and scientists in academia.

Civil and Environmental Engineering MS Degree

At the graduate level, the Civil and Environmental Engineering department combines academic course work with research to prepare students in specialized areas within Civil and Environmental Engineering. Programs are available leading to the MS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with special field designations.

Chemical Engineering MS Degree

Students terminating their graduate work with the M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering must develop a graduate-level, thematic M.S. program consisting of a minimum of 45 completed units of academic work that includes: Four Chemical Engineering lecture courses selected from the CHEMENG 300 series, 3 units of CHEMENG 699 Colloquia, and an additional 30 units, selected from graduate-level science.

Biomedical Informatics MS Degree

The Biomedical Informatics (BMI) training program encompasses bioinformatics, clinical informatics, and public health informatics. Bioinformatics focuses on methods relevant to basic biology. Clinical informatics focuses on methods relevant to patient care. Public health informatics focuses on methods relevant to entire health systems.

Aeronautics and Astronautics MS Degree

The Master’s degree program requires 45 quarter units of course work, which must be taken at Stanford. The course work is divided into four categories: Basic courses, mathematics courses, technical electives, and other electives.

Course

Hybrid Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

Innovation Masters Series

This June, Stanford is opening its design labs and classrooms to inspire executives, business leaders and decision makers with proven techniques that will transform their organizations. Master lecturers from the Design Group and d.school at Stanford University are joining forces to share a series of their best lessons on design thinking and the art of innovation.

Innovation at Work

Now you and your team can master the art and science of design thinking and use it to address challenges specific to your work. In workshops led by Stanford’s d.school’s Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley, your team will work through a series of exercises and activities that get you out of your chairs and working together to apply design thinking to real projects.

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

Certificate

Strategic Decision and Risk Management

The Stanford Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program provides participants the advanced skills needed to execute business strategies effectively. The program consists of a curriculum of noncredit short courses and combines Stanford University’s academic and research depth with the decision and risk management expertise and track record of Strategic Decisions Group (SDG) .

Quantitative Finance

Delivered in Hong Kong, the Stanford Quantitative Finance Certificate program enables professionals and managers in the financial industry to actively engage with Stanford faculty and industry executives while networking with peers. The part-time program incorporates theory into real-world practice and each course contains data-driven examples and in-class exercises designed to reinforce learning.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Knowing how to incorporate innovation in your work and teams is crucial for creating thriving workplaces and careers. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship professional certificate program will teach participants essential skills and effective strategies for working in and managing innovative organizations – and for starting new ones.

IATA Aviation Management

The Stanford – IATA Aviation Management Certification Program combines the curriculum from the award-winning Stanford Advanced Project Management certificate program with that of IATA’s Training and Development Institute, the leading provider of global aviation education solutions.

Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate

The Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate program utilizes the expertise of the Stanford faculty along with top industry leaders to teach cutting-edge topics in the field of genetics and genomics. Beginning with the fundamentals of genetics and genomics, participants will build a solid base of knowledge to explore and understand advanced genetics topics of interest.

Stanford Advanced Project Management

The Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program provides professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program consists of a curriculum of noncredit short courses and combines Stanford University’s academic and research expertise with the proven project management methodologies of IPSolutions, Inc.

Stanford Advanced Computer Security

The Stanford Advanced Computer Security Certificate Program provides participants the advanced skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructures through this six-course certificate program.

Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies

The race to meet the world’s escalating energy needs is heating up. Determining which technologies work and can be brought to market mass-scale is an urgent challenge for engineers and businesses, making this an exciting time to be in the energy field. This program will examine emerging technologies that will transform how we obtain, distribute and store energy.

Software Systems Graduate Certificate

The Software Systems Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive course of study in the design and implementation of systems software, including operating systems, compilers, and networks. The certificate also provides the opportunity to explore any of these areas in further depth by taking advanced courses or exploring related areas.

Quantitative Methods in Finance Graduate Certificate

Statistical methods and models for forecasting future market movements and default probabilities of loans and forward contracts, together with economic theories and quantitative methods for investments, have empowered investors and other professionals to cope with complex investment decisions and to manage market, credit and operational risks.

Product Creation and Innovative Manufacturing Graduate Certificate

The Product Creation and Innovative Manufacturing graduate certificate provides industry professionals with the tools to launch, manufacture, and distribute new products successfully. It focuses on three essential areas: Methods and Processes, Management and Strategy and Economic Modeling and Finance.

Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems

The Nanotechnology: Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Systems graduate certificate offers insight into the processes, materials and applications that exploit the unique quantum and surface phenomena exhibited at a nanoscale. You’ll explore trends in the engineering of functional systems at the molecular level, as well as outlooks on device fabrication and system integration.

Nanoscale Materials Science Graduate Certificate

A revolution in materials science and engineering is taking place as researchers find ways to pattern and characterize materials at the nanometer length scale. New materials with outstanding electrical, optical, magnetic and mechanical properties are rapidly being developed for use in information technology, bioengineering, and energy and environmental applications.

Mining Massive Data Sets Graduate Certificate

With the Mining Massive Data Sets graduate certificate, you will master efficient, powerful techniques and algorithms for extracting information from large datasets such as the web, social-network graphs, and large document repositories. Take your career to the next level with skills that will give your company the power to gain a competitive advantage.

Management Science and Engineering Graduate Certificate

As the rate of technological change accelerates and the world becomes more interconnected, engineers and technology professionals must understand and manage the social, political, economic, and environmental impact of their work. The Management Science and Engineering graduate certificate offers you the opportunity to design your own plan of study.

International Security Graduate Certificate

The International Security graduate certificate provides the opportunity to acquire a background in treaties and policy as context for work in defense systems, verification, and other complex security issues. Examine global security problems and policy-relevant solutions and understand the relationship between technology and security threats.

Guidance and Control Graduate Certificate

The Guidance and Control Graduate Certificate provides an understanding of the fundamentals behind modern control techniques for linear and non-linear systems as well as orbital mechanics. Students will use MATLAB extensively, becoming familiar with the programming language by the completion of the certificate.

Foundations in Computer Science Graduate Certificate

The Foundations in Computer Science Graduate Certificate provides a solid course of study in the mathematical foundations of computing as well as important aspects of computer programming. Learn the essential elements of computing theory including logic, proof techniques, combinatorics, algorithm analysis, discrete data models (sets, relations, trees), and finite automata.

Financial Risk Analysis and Management Graduate Certificate

This certificate program begins with an overview of the theory of investment portfolios and derivative securities, interest rate and credit markets, banking and bank regulations. A series of case studies illuminate systemic risk due to the evolution of modern financial engineering, and introduces a multidisciplinary approach to tackle relevant policy and strategy issues.

Energy Engineering and Technologies

Many of our major energy sources are not renewable and will eventually run out. Finding novel ways to generate the energy we need, maximize its efficiency, and maintain our environment is critical for our future. This program includes advanced coursework in the molecular basis and engineering of new energy technologies.

Electronic Circuits Graduate Certificate

The Electronic Circuits Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive program on the design of state-of-the-art electronic circuits. Analog, mixed-signal, radio-frequency and digital circuit design are addressed in a series of courses focusing on issues and trade-offs involved in widely used systems.

Design for Customer Value and Market Success Graduate Certificate

Companies today compete to offer the best product and gain market share in a highly competitive, global market. Superior product design can be the difference between success and failure, and the process of developing a sound design is increasingly complex. The Design for Customer Value and Market Success Graduate Certificate focuses on all the issues an engineer needs.

Decision Analysis Graduate Certificate

The Decision Analysis Graduate Certificate focuses on developing rules of thought that will transform complex decisions into situations where the course of action is clear. It offers the opportunity to build up a set of powerful distinctions that will improve your own personal decision-making ability and help others make critical decisions.

Databases Graduate Certificate

The Databases Graduate Certificate offers a comprehensive course of study in database systems, from elementary foundations, such as relation systems and common query languages, through systems implementation and ultimately distributed transaction processing.

Data, Models and Optimization Graduate Certificate

The Data, Models and Optimization graduate certificate focuses on recognizing and solving problems with information mathematics. You’ll address core analytical and algorithmic issues using unifying principles that can be easily visualized and readily understood.

Data Mining and Applications Graduate Certificate

Data mining and predictive models are at the heart of successful information and product search, automated merchandizing, smart personalization, dynamic pricing, social network analysis, genetics, proteomics, and many other technology-based solutions to important problems in business.

Cyber Security Graduate Certificate

The Cyber Security graduate certificate provides a professional, technical and policy view of the challenges created by rapid advancements in information technology. You’ll examine principles of computer systems security, including attack protection and prevention. By combining computer science and application, this program’s interdisciplinary approach will give you vital skills needed.

Communication Systems Graduate Certificate

The Communication Systems Graduate Certificate offers a course of study in the digital and packet-based technologies on which modern communications systems are built.

Clinical Research Informatics Graduate Certificate

The health care industry is facing enormous challenges. With increasing globalization, the spread of infectious agents is counted in hours, not days or weeks. The speed at which we need to monitor, diagnose and treat epidemics has increased exponentially. Meanwhile, modern molecular biology has given us the tools to probe organisms at the most fundamental level.

Biotechnology Graduate Certificate

Biotechnology is a propelling force in a number of society’s grand challenges including engineering better molecules and devices to improve human health, metabolic engineering for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals, and plant biotechnology for biofortification and crop pest resistance.

Biomedical Engineering: Imaging, Devices and Systems

The Biomedical Engineering: Imaging, Devices and Systems graduate certificate addresses a range of biological research and engineering challenges in the healthcare sector. You’ll develop new innovative approaches to biomedical technology that meet critical industry needs for quality design, analysis and manufacturing.

Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate

The Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate focuses on developing an understanding of techniques for analyzing the vast amount of biological data from recent genomic research to new applications relevant to basic biology.

Biodesign Graduate Certificate

The Biodesign graduate certificate focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for the development of new biomedical technologies, including the ability to identify new opportunities for innovation, assess clinical needs and market potential, and take the critical first steps in the invention, patenting and development of new concepts.

Artificial Intelligence Graduate Certificate

The Artificial Intelligence Graduate Certificate presents a solid foundation in the principles and technologies that underlie many facets of AI, including logic, knowledge representation, probabilistic models, and machine learning. Additionally, students have the option to pursue particular topics in more depth, with coursework available.

Advanced Structures and Failure Analysis Graduate Certificate

Modern structures for aerospace applications require the advanced knowledge of specialty beams, trusses, frames, rings, and monocoque members. Design engineers have started substituting heavier metal-based components with their lightweight composite counterparts. These hybrid designs, involving coupled metal/composite elements, which are now becoming commonplace.

Advanced Software Systems Graduate Certificate

The Advanced Software Systems Graduate Certificate provides a more advanced course of study in the topics covered in the Software Systems Graduate Certificate. Specifically, the certificate offers advanced courses in operating systems, computer networks and distributed systems, focused on the software that comprises such systems.

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University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.

Course

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others.

Internet Giants: The Law and Economics of Media Platforms

Engage with the stories of major legal battles that have defined how we experience the internet today. See the memos, cases, and briefs between major corporations like Microsoft and Google, and learn how law has shaped the technology and media platforms of our modern age.

Global Warming: The Science of Climate Change

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics.

Critical Issues in Urban Education

Urban school reform in the United States is characterized by contentious, politicized debate. This course explores a set of critical issues in the education and educational reform space, with a focus on aspects of the field that have sparked controversy and polarized views. We will dig into these debates, situating them within the larger history of public education and school reform.

Asset Pricing, Part 2

This course is part two of an introduction to graduate-level academic asset pricing. This second part uses the theory and elaborates empirical understanding. It shows some classic applications including the Fama-French three factor model, consumption and the equity premium, and extends the theory to cover options, bonds, and portfolios.

Asset Pricing, Part 1

This course is part one of an introductory survey of graduate-level academic asset pricing. We will focus on building the intuition and deep understanding of how the theory works, how to use it, and how to connect it to empirical facts. This first part builds the basic theoretical and empirical tools around some classic facts.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Though the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may be best known for its math, science and engineering education, this private research university also offers architecture, humanities, management and social science programs. The school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from downtown Boston.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Duke University

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Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men’s basketball program.

Master’s Degree

Global Executive MBA

Join a diverse network of senior-level executives and gain industry insights and tools that will quickly impact your business. Become sophisticated about key world economies and participate in discussions that help you rethink your business and add immediate value to your organization.

Cross Continent MBA

This program is designed to help full-time working professionals earn a world-class MBA in only 17 months by studying from your home using our distance learning platform. You will also study in 5 different locations around the world.

Master of Environmental Management

The Duke Environmental Leadership Master of Environmental Management (DEL-MEM) program offers working professionals the opportunity to continue their education, advance their careers, and become leaders in their organizations.

Distributed Master of Engineering Management Program

Duke’s Distributed Master of Engineering Management Program (d-MEMP) is an innovative distance option that integrates the flexibility of online classes with cohort-centric on-campus residencies. In two years you can earn a Master of Engineering Management degree remotely while working full-time.

Master of Science in Nursing

All core courses in Duke’s MSN program are offered online at least one semester per year. All majors in Duke’s MSN program are taught as distance-based or online. While most of the content in our distance-based majors is delivered via distance technology, the curriculum includes on-campus intensive sessions that are best delivered in a face-to-face format.

Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Duke’s DNP program accommodates advanced practice nurses looking for a practical and convenient alternative to typical on-campus degree programs. The curriculum includes a comprehensive 3-day on-campus orientation where you’ll meet your fellow students and establish ongoing contact with faculty mentors.

Certificate

Six Sigma Green Belt

This program, created in affiliation with MindEdge and Six Sigma Black Belts, is inclusive of all topics covered by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification. This program prepares students for the MindEdge Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Exam and provides information to those interested in learning about Six Sigma processes.

Project Management

Duke University Management Training has partnered with Corporate Education Group (CEG) to offer a portfolio of joint certificate programs for individuals and organizations seeking to advance their project management and business analysis skills. This strategic alliance between Duke University and CEG serves to optimize business performance.

Paralegal Studies

Offered by one of the nation’s top universities since 2003, the Duke Paralegal Program has two distinct program options: a Classroom-based program and an Online program. As part of a university with a world-class reputation, both of our paralegal programs must meet the highest standards of training. We encourage you to explore the curriculum, share it with attorneys, judges and working paralegals

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit organizations provide vital services that markedly contribute to the health of our communities. The goal of the Duke Nonprofit Management Program is to ensure that these vital services continue to grow in scope and quality. The Program has proven that pursuit of the Certificate results in better-managed nonprofits that translate into more vigorous communities.

Management Accounting

Through a partnership with The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Duke is proud to offer the Online CMAexcel Program, a review program for the CMA certification exam put forth by the IMA.

Legal Nurse Consulting

The Duke Certificate in Legal Nurse Consulting classroom program was created in collaboration with the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of Legal Nurse Consultants in 2009. Both organizations recognized not only the demand for qualified LNC professionals, but the need for a quality training program that would effectively address this need.

Human Resources CE Courses

This self-paced, online program is designed for HR professionals seeking continuing education hours toward their SHRM-CP/SCP, PHR or SPHR certification and will teach students the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. – See more at: http://learnmore.duke.edu/certificates/hrceonline#sthash.rq2jPhum.dpuf

Digital Media and Marketing

The online, self-paced Digital Media and Marketing Certificate is designed for individuals ready to expand their skill set in today’s internet driven market. Students can study the real-time curriculum online, watch streaming video lessons, and learn the valuable and actionable skills necessary to be competitive online from the industry’s most respected authors, speakers, and consultants.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing training and certification can be an excellent career step for experienced network, storage, or data center administrators. With the proper foundation, it can provide a high-growth opportunity for those beginning their IT careers.

Business Communication

This self-paced, online certificate is designed for students looking to enhance their writing style, format and grammar in the business environment. The student will learn to communicate clearly and concisely from a curriculum designed to teach persuasive and critical writing in the workplace.

Business Analysis

Duke University Management Training has partnered with Corporate Education Group (CEG) to offer a portfolio of joint certificate programs for individuals and organizations seeking to advance their project management and business analysis skills. This strategic alliance between Duke University and CEG serves to optimize business performance.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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University of Pennsylvania

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Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can study in one of four schools that grant undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.

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Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology focuses on science and engineering education and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1. This private institution in Pasadena, California, is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.