Degree Programs

The Department of Global Health and Population offers two degree programs, a two-year Master of Science (SM) and a Doctoral degree (SD).

Doctoral majors have been developed to guide and focus student interest and are currently offered in the following three areas: Economics, Health Systems, and Population and Reproductive Health.

The Department’s faculty have extensive experience and special competence in:  policy and economic analysis, the monitoring and evaluation of health and family planning interventions, interdisciplinary studies in demography-epidemiology-anthropology, longitudinal and community-based survey methodology, women’s reproductive health, applied cross-cultural mental health research; resilience and protective processes in children exposed to violence/war; child health and human rights, environmental change and health; malaria transmission and control; spatial methods applied to social sciences; Amazon frontier expansion; ecological approaches to human health, health and human rights, law, HIV/AIDS, humanitarian crises and disaster response.

More detailed information is available in the 2014-15 Department Degree Guide or, on the web pages of the Department and of individual faculty: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ghp/