Summer Programs

The School offers degree and non-degree program options during the summer, which starts in June and ends in August. Most summer programs take place during July and August.

June Session Summer
Summer I Summer II
  • Newly admitted degree students who enroll in Summer 2 courses must also enroll in Summer 1 courses.
  • Students taking Summer 2 courses will need to complete their Summer 2 enrollment by the add/drop/change deadline for Summer 1.
  • Returning degree students are not required to enroll in both Summer 1 and Summer 2 courses. However, returning students only enrolling in Summer 2 courses must complete their Summer 2 enrollment by the Summer 1 add/drop/change deadline.

Students completing the MPH-65 Program are not eligible to enroll in summer courses. Cross-registration and auditing are not permitted during the summer.

For information about applying to a summer degree or non-degree program, interested individuals should visit the Admissions webpage.  Continuing degree-seeking students who are part of a degree program for which summer enrollment is optional must indicate their plans to enroll in Summer Session courses by completing the pre-enrollment eform which is available to students in my.havard in the spring.

Students who withdraw from a summer program may receive some or all of their tuition refunded as per the Student Withdrawal Refund Policy posted on the Registrar’s Office website.


Academic Load Enrollment Period ACADEMIC YEAR
Degree Programs
Degree Programs
Degree Programs
Full-time Full-Summer 10 credits* 10-15 credits DrPH, MHCM, and MPH-EPI

Credit requirements vary by program. Refer to program for details.

Session 1 & Session 2 5 credits per session 7.5 credits per session
Part-time Full-Summer 1-5 credits 1-10 credits
Session 1 & Session 2 2.5 credits per session 5 credits per session

*Students in the Program in Clinical Effectiveness (PCE) must follow the credit requirements outlined by the PCE Program.

International students should confirm their credit limit requirements for visa purposes with the Harvard International Office.