Application Process

While the PhD Program in Biological Sciences is located at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, it is offered through the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Harvard Griffin GSAS) and therefore the application process is through Harvard Griffin GSAS.

Students who wish to apply to the BPH Program must submit their application via the online Harvard Griffin GSAS/Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) admissions application. Please make it clear that you’re interested in the Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) Program. See the HILS website for additional detailed application instructions and information about the Harvard Griffin GSAS online application system.

The online application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now open. Completed applications will be due by December 1, 2023.  Late materials will not be considered.
Please check our “Applicant Checklist” page and the Harvard Griffin GSAS Admissions Page for the most updated information.

Applicants with admissions and/or applications questions should call 617-496-6100 from 2-5pm EST or email Harvard Griffin GSAS Admissions

Please note that for those admitted, the PhD Program in Biological Sciences begins in July 2024.