Transform your career - and your sense of what's possible - in one of the world's great centers of learning
We’re dedicated to sharing knowledge, fueling discovery and preparing the next generation of leaders in clinical care, health sciences research, medical education, operations science and other dynamic fields. Students come to HMS with a range of backgrounds. We provide the rigorous training they need to launch the next stage of their careers and create a powerful and positive impact on the world—because what happens here matters everywhere.
All of our master’s programs are designed to advance the goal of improving human health and well-being. Whether it’s training tomorrow’s cancer immunologists or educating front-line health care workers in resource-limited countries, we change students’ lives for the better, and prepare them to save lives all over the world.
When you enroll in a master’s program at HMS, you join one of the world’s premier learning communities. Harvard University is home to an unbelievable wealth of talent, creativity and curiosity. We’re eager to have you not only benefit from that tradition, but also contribute to it.
HMS offers two types of master’s degrees: a Master of Academic Discipline and a Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc). The Master of Academic Discipline degree requires the completion of 36 credits of didactic and scholarly work, including a 4-credit capstone project. The MMSc degree requires the completion of 64 credits of didactic and scholarly work, including a 32-credit mentored research experience. Both degrees represent recognition of successfully completing advanced study within the following topic areas.