DMS Curriculum 2020 - 2021

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 2020 - 2021


Fall 2020 downloadable PDFs:
Fall 2020 DMS Quarter Courses
Fall 2020 DMS Half Courses


January 2021 Downloadable PDF:
January 2021 Intensive Session Course Offerings


Spring 2021 downloadable PDFs:

Spring 2021 Quarter Courses

Spring 2021 Half Courses


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


Course information for 2019 - 2020


Spring 2020 downloadable PDFs:

Spring 2020 First Meeting of Quarter Courses

Spring 2020 First Meeting of Half Courses

January 2020 Conflict Chart


Fall 2019 downloadable PDFs:

Fall 2019 First Meeting of Courses

Fall 2019 Quarter Courses

Fall 2019 Half Course Time Schedule


January 2019 Downloadable PDF:
January 2019 Intensive Session Course Offerings


Nanocourses Website:

Important Dates
Spring 2021


GSAS Academic Calendar 2020-2021



Spring term online check-in opens in my.harvard.



Course registration for the spring term opens in

Deadline to check in for the spring term. Students who fail to check in will be charged a late check-in fee of $50.



Spring course registration due. Students must submit enrollments for 16 credits. Late enrollment will be charged $40 for each week late.



First meeting of spring term courses.



*Last day to add (or enroll in) spring courses. To add a course after this date an approved Petition to Add must be submitted.



Last day on which students may submit an approved Petition to Withdraw from spring term course.


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