Online Courses

Departments and programs at Harvard Chan and across Harvard University offer a wide range of online study options and instructional materials for individuals just beginning their public health explorations as well as those hoping to increase their working knowledge in a particular area.

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology (MPH-EPI) A rigorous part-time, two-year degree program that combines the best of online, in-person, and in-the-field learning. The program is designed to provide students with a prior doctoral degree or health-related masters degree and relevant work experience with the epidemiological expertise they need to pursue senior positions in academia, hospitals, public health agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

HarvardX Browse free online courses available in a variety of subjects by faculty from across Harvard University. Students can also choose to receive a verified certificate for taking some of these courses for a small fee. See a list of health related Harvard X courses. 

Humanitarian ResponseThe Harvard Humanitarian Initiative has developed online training programs geared toward people who work in the field of humanitarian aid, and also compiled a list of online programs developed by others that are geared to professionals working in this arena.

Suicide Prevention – This series of free, online courses is offered jointly by the School’s Injury Control Research Center and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

The Forum and Voices in Leadership – These hour-long video programs cover current issues in U.S. and global public health and interview leaders from around the globe on the challenges of managing change and innovation in public health. Visit The Forum and Voices in Leadership websites.

The Harvard Chan School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment – The Center offers a series of short videos on a wide range of topics ranging from corporate sustainability and health to healthy and sustainable food.