Student Handbook

Welcome to the Harvard Chan School online Student Handbook for the 2023-24 academic year. Please use the table of contents to the left to navigate.

This Handbook contains policies and procedures of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Students should become familiar with the material pertaining to their degree program and, together with their advisors, make certain that their chosen program of study complies with all policies.

Although we have attempted to include most of the regulations governing graduate academic programs, many programs have additional requirements and regulations of their own. Students also should become familiar with the academic policies relevant to their individual program.

At times, a mid-year review of academic, financial, or other considerations may lead to changes in policies, rules, and regulations.  The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reserves the right at any time to make changes to the Student Handbook that may affect such matters as tuition and other fees, degrees and programs offered (including the modification or possible elimination of degrees and programs), degree and other academic requirements, academic policies, rules pertaining to student conduct and discipline, fields or areas of concentration, and other rules and regulations applicable to students.

As a matter of policy, law, and commitment, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does 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 its programs and activities.