The Division of Medical Sciences offers opportunities in a wide range of laboratory experiences and considerable interaction among the programs. While programs vary, generally students take core and advanced courses, attend seminars, perform laboratory rotations, and take a qualifying examination. After successful completion of the qualifying exam, the degree candidate is supervised by the thesis advisor in conjunction with a thesis advisory committee, as detailed in individual Program's Curriculum.


For further information about Program course requirements, please refer to the Program's Curriculum or Program of Study.


For further information about the Division of Medical Sciences course offerings, please refer below:


Course information for 2014-2015:


Fall 2014 downloadable PDF's:

Fall 2014 First Meeting of Courses

Fall 2014 Quarter Courses

Fall 2014 Nano Courses

Fall 2014 Course Time Schedule


Course information for 2013-2014:


Spring 2014 downloadable PDF's:

Spring 2014 First Meeting of Courses

Spring 2014 Quarter Courses

Spring 2014 Nano Courses

Spring 2014 Course Time Schedule


January 2014 downloadable PDF's:

January 2014 "Bootcamp" Courses

Nanos and other courses Website:


Fall 2013 downloadable PDF's:

Fall 2013 First Meeting of Courses

Fall 2013 Quarter Courses

Fall 2013 Nano Courses

Fall 2013 Half Course Syllabi

Fall 2013 Half Course Time Schedule


Course information for 2012-2013:


Spring 2013 downloadable PDF's:

Spring 2013 First Meeting of Courses

Spring 2013 Nanocourses (please go to nanocourse website for updates as courses roll in)

Spring 2013 Quarter Courses


For a complete listing of 200-level courses for the 2014-2015 academic year, refer to the Medical Sciences section of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Catalog: Harvard FAS Registrar Courses.



Important Dates

Fall 2014


Fall Online Registration: Aug. 18 - Aug. 27

DMS Orientation: Aug. 25

Fall Term Classes Begin: Sept. 2


Study Card Drop Off Days - MEC 442:

  • G3 and above: Sept. 4
  • G1 and 2: Sept. 5

Study Cards Due in Cambridge: Sept. 9

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Harvard College