Summer Non-Degree Programs

Summer programs let students experience the classes and culture of the Harvard Chan School while also meeting and learning from leading professors and practitioners similarly dedicated to assisting others. The Harvard Chan School offers several non-degree programs, listed below. The summer non-degree programs take place during July and August. New students will need to apply to the prospective non-degree summer program through the Admissions Office.

Please note, cross-registration and auditing are not permitted during summer.

Summer 1 Session Summer 2 Session

Summer Credit Limits for Non-Degree Students

FULL- or PART-TIME Term Program in Clinical Effectiveness Global Health Delivery Intensive Summer Session In Public Health Studies*
Full-Time Summer 15 credits for summer Not applicable 10 credits for summer
Per Summer 1 & Summer 2 7.5-credit max in Summer 1 and/or Summer 2 6.25-credit max in Summer 2 5-credit max in Summer 1 or Summer 2
Part-Time Summer Not applicable Not applicable 5 credits for Summer
  Per Summer 1 & Summer 2 Not applicable Not applicable 2.5-credit max in Summer 1 or Summer 2

*Students in programs such as Global Infectious Diseases, Lown Scholars, and exchange programs should consult their program coordinators.

Summer Non-Degree Course Requirements
For information about your course requirements, please contact your Program Coordinator. Contact information is available in the Administration” section of this Handbook. Students can also find program information on their respective program websites:

Summer Non-Degree Withdrawal
For the summer tuition refund schedule, please visit Student Withdrawal Refund Policy for summer students