Competency Guidelines for Degrees and Programs

Competencies define what a successful learner should know and be able to do upon completion of a particular program or course of study. These statements describe in measurable terms the knowledge, skills, and abilities a successful student will demonstrate at the conclusion of the academic program. To meet CEPH requirements each Harvard Chan degree program, field of study, interdisciplinary program, and area of specialization is expected to have clearly stated competencies that guide the development of the educational program.  The description of the competencies must include the assessment activities by which the competencies are met and include the required curriculum for each program.  The competencies must be made available to the students.