Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where Research, Methodology and Education are key to accomplishing our mission. With multiple degree options and twelve areas of interest to choose from, epidemiology students have the flexibility conducive to focused research, with the support of Harvard University’s well-established faculty and research opportunities.
Interested applicants can contact the Harvard Chan School Office of Admissions for general application information (applications are electronic). Sign up here to receive relevant application and event notifications from our Admissions Office. Applicants wishing to learn more about the Epidemiology department can contact the Associate Director of Graduate Studies by phone, email or in-person.
Prospective applicants to the Department of Epidemiology who are interested in a PhD in statistical genetics are strongly encouraged to apply both to either the Department of Epidemiology or to the Department of Biostatistics. Some admissions criteria, such as quality of fit with each department or quality of fit with specific mentors in each department, may vary across departments. In addition, the availability of funding may also vary across departments.