Summer Session courses are taught by members of the Harvard faculty and are academically challenging. The courses are the same as those offered to degree candidates during the regular academic year except they are compressed into three weeks of daily classes. Students may complete one or two 2.5-credit courses per session, for a maximum of 5 credits per session or a total of 10 for the two sessions. As the course work is very intensive and fast-paced, students registered for two courses in one sessionshould not undertake other work commitments. No auditors are allowed. Current HSPH students and students accepted for admission to a 2009 degree program may have greater flexibility in their course selection during the regular academic year by taking courses inthe Summer Session. Admission to the Summer Session requires a separate application for all students.
The Summer Session is intended for health professionals in training or those who are considering a midcareer change into public health and feel the need to strengthen their skills. Participants include public health professionals, primary care practi- tioners, physicians engaged in the evaluation of health care delivery and management, physicians in training (including pre- ventive medicine residents and medical students in an MD/MPH joint degree program), and candidates for a part-time MPH program. Incoming degree students: Students entering a degree program during the regular academic year may also take courses during the Summer Session. Students in a one-year degree program may begin their program in July with the Summer Session and may use those credits towards their degree. Current degree students: Current students cannot register for Summer Session courses on OASIS and will need to complete the Summer Session application. Non-degree students: The Summer Session is intended for health professionals in training or those who are considering a mid-career change into public health and feel the need to strengthen their skills. Participants include public health professionals, primary care practitioners, physicians engaged in the evaluation of health care delivery and management, physicians in training, and candidates for the part-time MPH program.