Our Degree Programs

Degrees:

Diplomas for the MPH, DPH, and MOH degrees show the degree only. Diplomas for the SM and SD degrees also show the name of the department.

All PhD programs are offered under the aegis of the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Additional information on degree programs, including course requirements and electives, is available at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/academics/.

Concentrations:

The names of the departments generally convey their educational and research specialization, or concentration. Where several concentrations are available within a department, these are listed in the chart above. In the Department of Environmental Health only, the concentrations are shown on diplomas. Areas of interest, described in this catalog but not listed above, are generally less formal programs than concentrations or are subspecializations within them.

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 joint programs with Simmons College): MOH, SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs), SD, DPH

Department of Epidemiology
SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs), SD, DPH

Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases
PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)

Department of Global Health and Population
SM (80-credit program), SD, DPH

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

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
SD, PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)

Department of Nutrition
Nutritional epidemiology, public health nutrition: SD, DPH
PhD (through the Division of Biological Sciences)

Department of Social and Behavioral Science
SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs), SD, DPH
Health communication: SM (80-credit program), SD, DPH
Maternal and child health: SM (42.5-credit and 80-credit programs)

Master of Public Health Program
Clinical effectiveness, family and community health, health care management and policy, international health, law and public health, occupational and environmental health, quantitative methods: MPH
Combined MD-MPH
Joint JD-MPH (for Harvard law students only)