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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

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.

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.

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.​

Certificate

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Certificate

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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.

Certificate

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

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.

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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.

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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Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.

Master’s Degree

MS in Regulatory Science

The increasing pace of bioscience product development and services means compliance with federal and state regulations is critical to the survival of biotechnology companies. Companies report an increasing need for trained professionals educated in regulatory science. To meet this acute need, Johns Hopkins University offers a MS in Regulatory Science.

MS in Government Analytics

The Master of Science in Government Analytics prepares students to become leaders in the data revolution. Students will develop expertise in analytical methods that are increasingly relied upon by government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector.

MA in Government

The Master of Arts in Government gives students the tools to examine governmental and social institutions in our society, explore areas of reform, and most importantly, bring about change. The program combines the theory and practice of government, politics, and policy-making for those who hope to make a significant difference in Washington, D.C.–and beyond.

MS in Food Safety Regulation

The new Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labeling, and distribution. The program will provide students with the knowledge required for companies and organizations that grow, process, distribute, or sell foods and beverages while complying with federal and state statutes.

MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy

The Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes.

MS in Energy Policy and Climate

he Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate will prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change for human institutions and ecosystems and the potentially transformative role of sustainable energy systems.

Course

Politics of Education

Federal involvement in education has grown enormously in recent decades with calls for national standards and increasing reliance on standardized tests. While state legislatures and school boards traditionally provide funding and policy, mayors, parents and advocates of charter schools are seeking to redefine the nature of local control.

Certificate

Certificate in Government Analytics

The Certificate in Government Analytics provides students with the knowledge and skill set needed to perform sophisticated data analyses, draw substantive conclusions and communicate results for the purpose of improving the functioning of government. Through the use of cutting-edge tools and skills, students will be able to address contemporary political, policy and governance challenges.

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Northwestern University

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Northwestern University is a private school in Evanston, Ill., about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. Undergraduate students have more than 70 options for majors or can design their own non-traditional degree program.

Certificate

Healthcare Compliance

Gain a strong grounding in healthcare laws and regulations and learn the basics of healthcare billing and payment and corporate compliance. Graduates of the Healthcare Compliance certificate program are able to employ their compliance knowledge at both a systems and discrete level.

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University of California—Berkeley

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The University of California—Berkeley overlooks the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, Calif. Students at this public school have more than 700 organizations to get involved in, including more than 55 fraternity and sorority chapters.

Certificate

Paralegal Studies

Designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys approved by the University of California, Berkeley, the Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies offers the skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing paralegal. In just six months, you can fulfill California’s education requirements for paralegals and take the next step in your career.