PHS Handbook: 2018-2019 Student and Faculty Guidelines

This Handbook describes the academic requirements, policies, and programs for the PhD in Population Health Sciences (PHS). The contents of this handbook are a supplement to the official Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Student Handbook. PHS students are responsible for general knowledge of, and adherence to, the policies and requirements described in both the GSAS Handbook and the PHS Student Handbook – as well as those in the handbooks provided to them by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and individual PHS Fields of Study (FoS). Where school-wide and/or program policies overlap, the GSAS Student Handbook always takes precedence.

The PHS Program Office considers this online Handbook to be a definitive ‘living’ program document and reserves the right to update the information published herein, as necessary. All current PHS students will be informed of any and all major edits or additions at the time of such changes. All information contained herein is correct as of the time of publication, ©2018.

As a matter of policy, law, and commitment, Harvard University and its Trustees, the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the PhD in Population Health Sciences do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or handicap in admissions to, access to, treatment in, or employment in their programs and activities.