Approved Leadership Courses

As the leadership development topics covered in the PHL Lab program are not exhaustive, students who choose to continue as a Concentrator in the spring semester are required to complete 10 credits of additional coursework in order to foster well-rounded leadership development.  We highly suggest that those of you planning to complete the PHL Lab program as a concentrator and only have 1 year at HSPH, to take some of your leadership coursework in the fall semester.  For those who will be at HSPH beyond 1 year, you have a maximum of 2 years to complete the 10 credits.

The list of approved courses includes classes at HSPH and other Harvard schools.  Students may petition leadership courses that are not on the approved list. Petitions are submitted through Canvas.  Typical classes that are approved through the petition process are those that have significant teamwork with feedback from peers or self-assessments with reflection assignments.

Please view a working list here:

Public Health Leadership Lab Approved Courses

Terms listed can differ from year to year. Please check the registrar’s courses and schedules for up to date class terms.