Departments and Degree Programs

Department of Biostatistics

SM (42.5-credit, 60-credit, and 80-credit programs), PhD

Department of Environmental Health

Exposure, epidemiology, and risk: SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs, including 80-credit program in occupational hygiene), SD
Molecular and integrative physiological sciences: SD, PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)
Occupational health (including programs with Simmons College): MOH, SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs), SD

Department of Epidemiology

SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs), SD

Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases

PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)

Department of Global Health and Population

SM (80-credit program), SD

Department of Health Policy and Management

SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs),
Health care management (part-time, nonresidential): SM (42.5-credit program)
Health policy: SD, PhD (through university program)

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

SD, PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)

Department of Nutrition

Nutritional biochemistry, nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition: SD, PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (including joint programs with Simmons College)

SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs), SD
Health communication: SM (80-credit program), SD

Master of Public Health Programs

Clinical effectiveness, global health, family and community health, health care management and policy, health and social behavior, law and public health, occupational and environmental health, quantitative methods: MPH
Combined MD-MPH
Joint JD-MPH (for Harvard law students only)

Doctor of Public Health

The new Harvard DrPH degree is an interdisciplinary degree. The curriculum is designed to provide mastery of high-level competencies in leadership, management, innovation, and communications.

Definition of Terms

MOH Master of occupational health
MPH Master of public health
PhD Doctor of philosophy
SD Doctor of science
SM Master of science
DrPH Doctor of Public Health