Transfer Credits

Under no circumstance does the Harvard Chan School accept transfer credits from other academic institutions. If a Harvard Chan Non-Degree student applies for and is granted admission into a master’s degree program, up to 20 credits of completed coursework may be applied to the financial-degree requirement, if the courses taken were within the preceding five years of matriculating in a degree program. If the tuition was paid in full for these non-degree credits, they may be applied toward financial degree requirements as well. To determine how this may apply to your degree program please visit the Non-Degree Transfer Credits page of our website. Non-degree students participating in the PCE program will have their credits automatically transferred to their degree program. Cohort-based programs are not eligible to transfer non-degree credits. Note that upon entering the degree program, students will be billed at the corresponding flat tuition rate for the year for the remaining terms necessary to complete program requirements. Students should carefully consider enrollment options (i.e., full-time, part-time, or summer) for completing the degree when transferring in prior credits, as this may not guarantee a lower total cost of the degree.

MPH-GEN degree program students are not permitted to waive, substitute, or transfer credits into the program and no financial credit will be granted towards the program’s tuition requirement.