Degree Applications

Degree Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

Students enrolled in HSPH MPH-Clinical Effectiveness and MS-Epidemiology Degree Programs can begin these programs by taking the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. This allows students to complete approximately one-third of the degree by the end of the summer, providing students the flexibility and opportunity to pursue research opportunities while completing the rest of the degree requirements. This may hold for other HSPH MPH/MS Degree Programs, but students in these programs should check with the administrators of these programs.

Degree Application Instructions for MPH 45-credit in Clinical Effectiveness or 42.5-credit SM in Epidemiology (Summer-Only or Summer-Start):

Degree Application Instructions for all other degree program applicants interested in pursuing PCE:

  • 2023 PCE Application Supplement – Submit this brief online form
  • Degree Application – Submit your SOPHAS degree application, application materials and application fee online.
  • SOPHAS Express Application, which includes:
    • $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Personal Statement
      • One page document addressing the reasons you wish to attend this program, your professional goals and why you feel that this program will be beneficial to you
    • Three Evaluations (Letters of Recommendation)
      • Recommendations should detail the applicant’s clinical ability and/or research potential
      • One recommendation should be from a division/department head verifying the applicant’s affiliation during the summer
    • Transcripts (Optional) *There is no need to resubmit transcripts through SOPHAS Express, as these will be visible in SOPHAS
    • Standardized Tests (Optional) *There is no need to resubmit test scores through SOPHAS Express, as these will be visible in SOPHAS

Admissions Process

Degree applicants will receive two admissions decisions: one from the PCE Admissions Committee and one from the Harvard Chan Admissions Office. Acceptance to the PCE does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program at Harvard Chan School and acceptance to a degree program does not guarantee acceptance to the PCE. See more about our Admissions Process and Waitlist.


For questions regarding your degree application please contact the Admissions Office at 617-432-1031.  MPH applicants may also contact the MPH Program at 617-432-0090 with questions. For questions regarding your PCE Application Supplement please Contact Us at