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 Half Courses
Fall 2020 DMS Quarter 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


Nanos and other courses Website:

Important Dates
Fall 2020


GSAS Academic Calendar 2020-2021


July 27 - August 17, 2020
Fall 2020 Check-In through my.harvard


August 10, 2020
Crimson Carts Opens for Fall Courses


August 17 - 26, 2020
Course Registration


Students must submit enrollments for minimum course load (typically 16 credits) at my.harvard by 11:59 p.m. Students who do not submit enrollments by this time will be charged $40 for each week late.


* After this date students must obtain permission from all instructors to enroll in courses.


September 2, 2020
First meeting of fall term classes


Monday, September 21, 2020
Deadline to add or drop a fall course without paying a fee


Monday, October 19, 2020
Last day to add a fall course


Monday, November 2, 2020
Last day to drop a fall course. To withdraw from a fall course after this date, a Petition to Withdraw form must be submitted


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