Summer Session for Public Health Studies
The Harvard Session for Public Health Studies introduces students to the core areas of public health in two intensive sessions. The program helps students develop the ability to define, assess, and evaluate the health needs; participate in the development of health policy; and ensure the delivery of health services.
Students in the Summer Session attend one or two three-week sessions in July and August. Each course is 2.5 credits, and the maximum recommended course load is 5 credits (two courses) per session. Because the coursework is intensive and fast paced, students registered for two courses in a session are advised not to have other work commitments.
The Summer Session is intended for health professionals in training or those who are considering a midcareer change into public health and feel the need to strengthen their skills. Participants include public health professionals, primary care practitioners, physicians engaged in the evaluation of health care delivery and management, physicians in training (including preventive medicine residents and medical students in an MD/MPH joint degree program), and candidates for a part-time MPH program. Students accepted for admission to an HSPH degree program may choose to begin their studies early by enrolling in the Summer Session. Other students may subsequently seek admission to an HSPH degree program. Students eligible for the MPH in the quantitative methods or clinical effectiveness concentration may apply for a summer only MPH, which must be completed over three consecutive summers.
For Summer Session:
677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge G-4
Boston, MA 02115
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (specify Summer Session on subject line)
For summer-only MPH:
Assistant Dean for Professional Education
Office for Educational Programs
677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge G-29
Boston, MA 02115