Summer Programs

Master of Science in Epidemiology
Master of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) offers summer-only schedules for completing either a Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology or a Master of Public Health Degree. These degrees are completed by taking courses during multiple summer sessions. Students enrolled in the summer-only degree programs cannot take courses in the fall or spring semesters at HSPH, but are allowed to take courses during the Winter Session at HSPH.

The summer-only degree programs might be attractive to students in ID 207 and also for students completing the Program in Clinical Research Methods. Students who complete ID 207 earn 7.5 academic credits, which allows them to complete either summer-only degree program with two summers of coursework. Students completing the Program in Clinical Research Methods earn 15 academic credits. They would be able to complete the summer-only Master of Science Degree in Epidemiology with one additional summer of course work and the completion of a research thesis.

Summer Session Courses

Qualified students taking ID 207 can expand their training by taking courses offered through the Summer Session for Public Health Studies. This session is held for seven weeks, July through August, with courses offered either in the first four weeks of the program or during the last three weeks.

Courses in epidemiology and biostatistics that complement the training received in the June course are: Analytic Aspect of Clinical Epidemiology (EPI236), Elements of Epidemiologic Research (EPI202), Survival Methods in Clinical Research (BIO224), Principles of Clinical Trials (BIO214), Linear and Longitudinal Analysis (BIO501), and Research Synthesis and Meta Analysis (BIO234). Descriptions of these and other summer session courses can be found on the course schedule website.

For information on applying to the Summer Session for Public Health Studies visit the website.