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General University Information
Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by theMassachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard’s history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.
The Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM) is committed to training and inspiring the next generation of health care leaders. Our academic programs focus on developing the critical thinking and applied problem-solving skills needed to address a wide variety of challenges throughout the health care delivery, public policy, and public health systems.
All applications for admission to Harvard School of Public Health are reviewed in their entirety. In addition to the application for admission submitted through SOPHAS and the SOPHAS application fee, all applicants must submit to SOPHAS all post-secondary transcripts or marks sheets, three letters of reference, resume/curriculum vitae, and a statement of purpose and objectives.
The program is targeted to physicians and dentists who have practiced clinically for a number of years, are in managerial positions, and are seeking education at the master’s degree level to become more effective in their positions.
Potential candidates include:
Medical directors of managed care plans and group practices
Clinical executives of hospitals, multi-hospital systems, community health centers, pharmaceutical firms
Clinical leaders from organizations such as physician-hospital organizations, medical service organizations, and independent practice associations
Applicants accepted into the program must demonstrate, through grades and standardized test scores (MCATs or GREs), the potential to learn effectively in a challenging educational environment. Managerial experience and responsibilities indicating executive leadership potential are required. An applicant’s ability to contribute to, as well as draw from, the experiences and education of other program participants is also essential.
It is a program requirement that candidates possess an MD, DMD, DDS or DO degree; the Admissions Committee cannot waive this prerequisite. If you are not an MD, DMD, DDS or DO please see “Related Programs.”