Residency Requirement

The residency requirement is fulfilled by the payment of two years of full-time tuition and one year of full-time reduced tuition or the part-time equivalent tuition, as well as by the pursuit of an academic program approved by the department or concentration and by the Committee on Admissions and Degrees.

Students who have received a one-year master’s degree (SM or MPH) from the School within five years of enrolling in a SD or DPH program will be assessed one year full-time tuition and one year of doctoral full-time reduced tuition.

Students who have received a two-year Master of Science degree from the School within five years of enrolling in a SD or DPH program will be assessed one year of full-time reduced doctoral tuition.

Students who have received an MPH degree and a Master of Science one-year degree from the School within five years of enrolling in a SD or DPH program will be assessed one year of full-time reduced doctoral tuition.

Those enrolled as Special Students and have earned a minimum of 40 credits from the School within five years of enrolling in an SD or DPH program will be assessed one year of full-time tuition and one year of doctoral full-time reduced tuition.

Years at HSPH
Student Enrollment Status
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Full-Time
FT
FT
FTR
FF
FF
Full-Time with previous 1-year Harvard Chan
School Master’s Degree*
FT
FTR
FF
FF
FF
Full-Time with previous 2-year  Harvard
Chan School Master’s Degree*
FTR
FF
FF
FF
FF

* Within previous five years

Facilities Fees

This tuition amount will be assessed to all resident students once they have met the residency requirements and until they successfully defend the dissertation.

A student who defends and submits a dissertation after the deadline for a degree granting period will be assessed facilities fees the following semester and will be awarded a degree in the next degree granting period.

If a student defends and submits a dissertation before the degree-granting deadline of a semester in which a student is paying full-time reduced tuition, then the student will not be charged facilities fees, but rather, the student’s tuition will be adjusted to match the remainder of the financial residency requirement.