ESL Recommended and PCS Required

English as a Second Language (ESL) Recommended

Professional Communication Seminar (PCS) Requirement

The Committee on Admissions and Degrees recommends that you complete an ESL course before arriving at the school.  The ESL course should meet at least two times per week, should be no fewer than six weeks in duration and must be completed before Saturday, August 9, 2014.  You will need to provide the HSPH Admissions Office with official documentation from the institution offering the ESL course by June 1, 2014, verifying your enrollment and outlining the details of the course (i.e., meeting times and duration).  You will also need to submit documentation (again, from the institution offering the course) confirming your successful completion of the course by August 9, 2014.

Before you are eligible to register as a degree candidate in the fall of 2014 you must also register for and complete the PCS course, offered by HSPH (August 17-25).  The Office of Education will send to you detailed information about the PCS course, which focuses on skills important in graduate school.  If you do not complete this requirement, you will not be allowed to register at the Harvard School of Public Health.  If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible.

Please submit the following documents: By this date:
Enrollment verification for ESL course (including details listed above)  June 1, 2014
Documentation confirming your successful completion of ESL course  August 9, 2014
Verification of attendance/successful completion of HSPH PCS course  August 27, 2014