Maternal and Child Health Concentration

As part of our mandate to train future leaders in the field of Maternal and Child Health, we offer an interdisciplinary concentration in Maternal and Child Health open to all residential Harvard Chan School students. Students who complete concentration requirements will graduate with a letter stating they have concentrated in Maternal and Child Health.

Students admitted Fall 2021 and later : MCH-Concentration-Guidelines2021-2022

Students admitted prior to Fall 2021: MCH Concentration-Guidelines2020-2021

Concentration Overview as of Fall 2021*

*No Audit option

Program Basic Courses of MCH 

(Required)

Core Courses

(At least 1 required)

Elective courses 

(Optional)

Total credits needed Culminating                                  Project
MPH45/MS1 SBS360 (2 semesters)
SBS246
1 core course from list Various elective courses as needed 7.5 Practicum or thesis in MCH-related topic
MPH65/MS2 SBS360 (2 semesters)
SBS246
1 -2 core course(s) from list Various elective courses as needed 10 Practicum or thesis in MCH-related topic
PhD/DrPH SBS360 (2 semesters)
SBS246
1 -2 core course(s) from list Various elective courses as needed 10 Dissertation or DELTA project in MCH-related topic

Prospective and current students should review the concentration guidelines found at the link above and if interested contact us at mchconcentration@hsph.harvard.edu.