Concentration

Who is Eligible for the Concentration?

Students from any academic department at the Harvard School of Public Health are invited to complete the WGH concentration.

Student Responsibilities

Students should indicate their interest in the WGH concentration by emailing wgh@hsph.harvard.edu. Doctoral and masters students are responsible for fulfilling the requirements for their home department, and MPH students are responsible for fulfilling the MPH requirements, in addition to the concentration’s requirements in WGH core courses and related courses focusing on women, gender, and health.

Credits Required

The WGH concentration requires 10 credits (see requirements below).

ScD, DrPH, PhD, and 2-year MSc  students (10 credits):
Students eligible Doctoral2-year masters
Required courses** (a) 5 credits in any of the WGH core courses, plus (b) another 2.5 credits of WGH core courses or courses including gender analysis, plus (c) 2.5 credits in any other courses listed
MPH, 1-year MSc Students (10 credits):
Students eligible MPH1-year masters
Required courses** (a) 5 credits in any of the WGH core courses, plus (b) another 2.5 credits of WGH core courses or courses including gender analysis OR 2.5 credits for practicum that addresses a gender topic, plus (c) 2.5 credits from any other courses listed

****NOTE: Some course offerings may change. Check Registrar’s website before finalizing schedule. Additionally, MPH students may need approval from the MPH Program to complete all WGH requirements. Additional courses, including from other Harvard schools (eg WGS 1421: Medical Management of the Female Body), may also be used to fulfill the above requirements pending a petition which must be submitted prior to the start of the course. For a list of related courses, please consult the Harvard University Gender Course Guide or search within each school’s course catalog. Any questions regarding course credits/acceptance for completion will be handled by WGH’s Curriculum Committee and should be directed to Brittany Charlton at wgh@harvard.edu

Concentration Completion

Beginning after the Registrar’s Spring 2 Add/Drop deadline, students can submit their Concentration Completion Form. The deadline for this form is generally a few weeks later so we encourage students to watch for email reminders about this deadline on the WGH listserve. Upon graduation, the degree will be issued from the home department and students will receive a letter from the WGH Steering Committee attesting to completion of the WGH.

Forms