Doctoral Tuition and Fees

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Doctoral students must pay full-time tuition for a designated number of years, depending on their previous affiliation with the School of Public Health. Students must pay the appropriate tuition rate for each registration period as outlined in Appendix F: Tuition and Fees of the Student Handbook.

All doctoral students are obligated to meet the residency requirement (pay tuition) for the degree regardless of status or if the degree is completed in less time than the residency requirement stipulates.

All part-time doctoral students are required to register for a minimum of 10 credits per semester (CEP 2007).  Doctoral students who were enrolled prior to fall 2007, were grandfathered into the 06-07 Doctoral Student Policy for the 07-08 academic year only.

Resident Status
All degree candidates who are enrolled in courses or who intend to use any Harvard academic facilities (e.g., libraries, computer labs) must register as resident students.

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

* Within previous five years
+ Please see section on Residency Requirement on the assessment of Dissertation Defense Fee.