The Master of Liberal Arts, Clinical Psychology degree consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.
To begin the admission process, you complete:
The admission courses must be four-credit, graduate-level courses. You complete all admissions courses with a grade of B or higher, without letting your overall Harvard cumulative GPA dip below 3.0. Learn more about degree program admission.
Total Required Courses
Including the admission courses, you complete the following courses, choosing at least seven courses that are taught by Harvard instructors:
The Harvard On-Campus Experience
Many courses can be taken online, but the degree incorporates a Harvard campus experience. You come to Cambridge for at least three of your courses, which gives you access to faculty, campus resources, and the academic community.
On-campus requirements can ordinarily be completed through:
Maintain an Average Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or Higher
Earn a B or better in each of the three admission courses and a B– or better in each of the subsequent courses, but be sure to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher. You are allowed two withdrawal (WD) grades. Any additional WD grades count as zero in your cumulative GPA. See Academic Standing.
Finish Your Coursework in Under Five Years
You have five years to complete your degree requirements. The five-year timeline begins at the end of the term in which you complete any three degree applicable courses, regardless of whether or not you have been admitted to a degree program. Moreover, courses over 10 years old at the point of admission will not count toward the degree.
Graduate with Your Harvard Degree
When you have fulfilled all degree requirements, you will earn your degree: Master of Liberal Arts in extension studies, Field: Clinical Psychology. Degrees are awarded in November, March, and May. You may participate in the annual Harvard Commencement ceremony in May.