Prospective Students

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Welcome to the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where Research, Methodology and Education are key to accomplishing our mission.  With multiple degree options and twelve areas of interest to choose from, epidemiology students have the flexibility conducive to focused research, with the support of Harvard University’s well-established faculty and research opportunities.

Interested applicants can contact the Harvard Chan School Office of Admissions for general application information (applications are electronic).  Sign up here to receive relevant application and event notifications from our Admissions Office.  Applicants wishing to learn more about the Epidemiology department can contact the Associate Director of Graduate Studies by phone, email or in-person.

Faculty in the PGSG advise students in both the Epidemiology and Biostatistics departments. Prospective students can apply to either department. While it is possible to apply to both departments, it is typically not recommended. It is Graduate School policy that an individual may submit no more than three applications during the course of his or her academic career. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss which program will best fit their needs with potential advisors. More details about the application process can be found here.

How to Apply

PhD Population Health Sciences

42.5 Cr Masters(Academic year & Summer), 80 Credit Masters, and MPH