Harvard Medical School offers two types of Master’s degrees:  a Master of Academic Disciplineand 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.