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Choosing a Life Sciences Program

Harvard Griffin GSAS offers multiple programs to study the life sciences.

While HILS students can access training resources and facilities from across Harvard University, individual PhD programs vary in their areas of focus, cohort size, curriculum, and degree requirements. The research environments also vary. Some programs offer research opportunities in one of the many Harvard University-affiliated hospitals, while others offer research opportunities at Harvard's world-class museums. Your application will be stronger if you plan ahead and tailor your application to the program(s) that most closely fit your academic interests and research experience. Before applying, we recommend that you:

  1. Explore each program's website
  2. Use the HILS faculty database to explore the research interests and program affiliations of the 800 HILS-affiliated faculty at Harvard. For prospective students and non-Harvard affiliates, please visit this page. For current students and Harvard affiliates, please visit this page.
  3. Carefully review the application requirements on the Harvard Griffin GSAS website.
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