In addition to the fellowship stipend, the Program pays full tuition for the summer core curriculum, and for fellows in the Master's degree program, all the courses that are required (42.50 credits) for a Master's level degree at the Harvard School of Public Health. The deadline for application to the Harvard School of Public Health is mid-December prior to beginning the program in July. For more information about the Harvard School of Public Health click here.
Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness
The program begins each July 1 with a seven-week summer core curriculum taught at the Harvard School of Public Health. The 15-credit core curriculum includes required courses in biostatistics (5 credits) and epidemiology (5 credits), and two elective courses. Electives have included health policy (2.5 credits), health services research (2.5 credits), decision sciences (2.5 credits), quality improvement (2.5 credits), research with large database (2.5 credits) and public health ethics (2.5 credits). The intensive summer experience includes about five hours per day of classroom time and about four hours of assignments. For more information about the Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness click here.
After completion of the summer core curriculum, Fellows usually continue to take advanced courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and, upon earning 42.50 academic credits, can obtain a Master of Science or Master of Public Health degree.
Sample of courses available at Harvard School of Public Health:Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
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