FAQ

How do I know which program I am eligible for?

If you have a doctoral degree, you will be eligible to apply for the 36 credit masters program that can be completed in one year full time or two years part time. If you have a bachelors or master’s degree, you will be eligable to apply to the 48 credit program that can be completed in 18 months. 

 

What materials are required for application and what is the deadline?

For both master’s programs, applicants must submit the following to be considered:

  • Online Application form
  • CV
  • Letter of Interest
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all schools where you have received a degree, or completed coursework 

 Your application will not be reviewed until all aspects of the application have been received. 

 

Can I enroll in the program part time?

You can enroll in the 36 credit post-doctoral program part time, and complete the master’s degree over two years. You cannot complete the 48 credit post-baccalaureate program part time at this time. 

 

Do you offer any online courses?

We do not offer any course work online at this time. One of the benefits of this program is being in the Harvard environment, and being able to meet leaders in the field. 

 

What is the cost of the program?

Both programs are charged per credit.

Read more information on the tuition and fees of the 36 credit post-doctoral program.

Read more information on the tuition and fees of the 48 credit post-baccalaureate program.

 

Are scholarships available?

Please contact us for more information on scholarships here (contact us page: https://informaticstraining.hms.harvard.edu/contact)

 

How do I apply for financial aid?

Accepted students that are eligible for aid will receive instructions on applying for financial aid sometime in the Spring semester. For more information on the financial aid process, please see here (https://hms.harvard.edu/departments/financial-aid/masters-students)

 

Do I need to take the GRE or TOEFL?

No GRE scores are required at this time. 

The TOEFL exam is required for applicants whose native language is not English, with the exception of non-native English speakers who earned a bachelor's or graduate degree from an institution at which English was the sole language of instruction.

 

Can international students apply?

Yes! International student will fill out the same application, and let us know through the online application whether or not they are an international candidate. If a visa is needed, Harvard will provide an F-1 visa for incoming students. 

 

Who can I reach out to if I still have more questions? 

If your question what not answered, please ask us here (contact us page: https://informaticstraining.hms.harvard.edu/contact