HMS Virology

Applying to the Program in Virology

More information on the Virology Interview/Recruitment Weekend 2021 will be posted soon.


Please visit the Division of Medical Sciences website for information on applying to our program.


Selecting the Virology Program on the GSAS Application


After starting a GSAS application, click on the Continue button until you see the following with a page list on the left-hand side. Click on "Degree Program Selection" in order to choose Virology as your program.



Once on the Degree Programs Selection page, select "Division of Medical Sciences" as your program from the drop down menu.



Then select "Virology" as your subject from the drop down list.



From this point you should complete the rest of the GSAS application. Make sure to have scanned documents ready to upload when prompted. For additional help with the GSAS Application, click here.


Important Information About Applying

Application Now Open

The application for Fall 2021 matriculation is now open. Please click here to apply.

The application deadline is December 1, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern time. 


Below are the six programs within the Division of Medical Sciences that students can apply to. Please follow the steps below in order to apply to the PhD program for which you want to be considered:

Select "Division of Medical Sciences" from the program selection drop down menu

Select from the subject drop down the Ph.D. subject for which you are applying:

  • Bioinformatics & Integrative Genomics (BIG)
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS)
  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Speech & Hearing Bioscience Technology
  • Virology


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please click here to see the answers to many commonly asked questions.


Contact Information

DMS Student Affairs Office

TMEC 435;
Harvard Medical School 
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Telephone: (617) 432-0162



What is considered a completed Application

Items uploaded to the online application:

  • Completed online application
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • GRE Scores optional
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores (if applicable) - student copy
  • Transcripts - official copy
  • Certificates & other pertinent information (if applicable)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • $105 application Fee



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