Admissions to HST Programs

Application deadlines and procedures vary for each of the HST programs. Applications to MEMP via Harvard require a joint application process. Please follow the procedures and deadlines for the program to which you are applying. 

Interviews are required for admission to all HST programs. Promising applicants are invited to visit HST for interviews with faculty and students. Telephone interviews may be arranged for doctoral applicants outside of North America; telephone interviews are not available for applicants to the MD program.

The Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT) PhD program and the Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) training program, formerly offered through HST, have moved to Harvard Medical School’s Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) effective fall 2012. Please see http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/shbt or http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/big for more information.


Program Deadline


October 15 (AMCAS deadline)

October 22 (secondary applications)


December 15 (application opens August 1)

MEMP via Harvard SEAS

December 15

MEMP via Harvard Biophysics

December 1

Application procedures

MD Program

MEMP PhD Program

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for prospective MEMP candidates

FAQ for prospective MD candidates

Student Community

HST Students

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