Degree Applications

Degree Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

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:

  • 2020 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 617-525-3199.