Standardized Tests

TOEFL or IELTS: Required for non-native English speakers

All applicants applying to the Summer Session from countries where English is not the language of instruction, including those who are U.S. permanent residents and U.S. citizens who were granted permanent residency or citizenship after January 1, 2012, must self-report either a TOEFL score report or an IELTS score in SOPHAS.

GRE: Recommended for all applicants

Non-degree applicants for the Summer Session are strongly encouraged to self-report their GRE scores or an appropriate substitute in SOPHAS.

GRE scores are especially important for students applying to quantitative courses. Scores from such standardized tests can provide important information about applicants’ quantitative aptitude in particular. If the transcript submitted from a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program does not include a grade for a college level mathematics course, it is expected that a standardized test score will be submitted.

Please note: Along with submitting scores through SOPHAS, applicants must also email or mail a copy of the score reports to:

Summer Session for Public Health Studies
Attention: Isabelle Bourdonne
677 Huntington Ave Kresge G-4
Boston, MA 02115-6023
or
summerprograms@hsph.harvard.edu

For additional information regarding test scores, please visit the Admissions Office.