PhD and Enrichment Programs

Develop your scientific potential through our PhD, Certificate and Enrichment Programs and through events and activities that make
up our informal curriculum

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Collaborative Research Community

Collaborate with world renowned researchers from all scientific disciplines eager to mentor the next generation of scientific leaders

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Conduct your graduate research at institutions at the forefront of scientific discovery across the vibrant and historic cities of Boston and Cambridge

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Career and Personal Development

At DMS, we are dedicated to providing mentorship and career networks for you to achieve your professional goals

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The goal of DMS is to provide our graduate students with the best possible educational experience, preparing them to take their places as future leaders in biomedical research and other allied professions. We maintain a supportive and stimulating community of students and faculty. We work closely with our Programs to create an academic environment which assists our students in developing their scientific potential to the fullest. We seek to mentor and prepare our students for the many types of careers enabled by their training to think critically, creatively, and productively in many different areas.




Upcoming Defenses

DMS Students and Faculty are invited to attend the virtual dissertation defense seminars listed below. For Zoom links to seminars, please log in to with your Harvard Key.


In the Spotlight


Celebrate the 2020 Division of Medical Science Graduates

On Thursday, May 28 at 12:30pm, we invite members of the DMS community as well as family and friends to watch the livestream of the GSAS Graduation Recognition Ceremony on Youtube Live and celebrate the Division of Medical Science Graduates.


Ten DMS Students Selected for NSF Award

The highly competitive National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellows Program (GRFP) was awarded to ten current students within Harvard’s Division of Medical Sciences. Jeffrey Rhoades in the Program in Neuroscience, Yixuan He in the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics Program, as well as Kelcee Everett, Alissandra Hillis, Christopher Nardone, Kristin Qian, Alexander Sousa, Tristan Tay, Douglas Yao, and Samuel Zimmerman, in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program, will receive three years of stipend and tuition funding.

Please join us in congratulating them on this well-deserved recognition!


DMS Hooding Ceremony postponed

Harvard University's 369th Commencement Exercises, which would have taken place on Thursday, May 28, have been postponed. Therefore, the Hooding Ceremony hosted by the Division of Medical Sciences will also be postponed. See details on our Hooding page.


ENGAGE with GSAS Community

GSAS has new hub for student groups and events. Discover your GSAS community on ENGAGE!


Fall 2020 Application Now Closed

The application for Fall 2020 matriculation is now closed. We expect the application for Fall 2021 matriculation to open in September 2020.

Career and Professional Development Navigator

The Career and Professional Development Navigator is a one-stop service center connecting Harvard bioscience master’s, doctoral and professional students with resources, events, news, and providers related to skills and professional development.  

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