There is another great post from the same Extension alumnus. He seems very upfront and honest about the situation. I trust his views as he has no reason to downgrade his own education. He is also very proud of the Extension school, unlike other alumni who insist on excluding that term from their resumes. He has another masters at MIT after his ALM from Harvard so he knows something about a good education. Overall, I highly respect this guy - I wish more Extension students were like him. Unfortunately, he points out that many Extension grads/students are to blame for misleading others. Below he states the issue on Extension grads "taking advantage of" the Harvard affiliation to "mislead people". http://blogs.harvard.edu/lamont/2013/09/18/harvard-extension-school-resume-guidelines-are-bogus/ "The headhunters are right. It is misleading. Every student and alumnus at Harvard identifies with the school he or she is affiliated with." "The Extension School is very different than the College or the advanced programs in GSAS. As for the comment that she doesn’t know how to list the name of her school on her resume, why not list “Harvard Extension School”? This question gets to the heart of the identity issue. Some graduates don’t want to admit they attended the Harvard Extension School, because of the stigma associated with the part-time program. Other Extension School graduates deliberately take advantage of the “Harvard University” umbrella to mislead people into thinking they attended highly selective College or GSAS programs. " "I felt “Harvard University, Master of Liberal Arts, Concentration In History” was misleading and not representative of the degree that I earned through the Extension School. It could easily be confused with a Harvard GSAS degree. I have always used “Harvard Extension School” on my LinkedIn profile and paper versions of my resume, and clearly state this fact on this blog and elsewhere."