Harvard Medical School Master's Student Handbook

The Harvard Medical School Master’s Programs Student Handbook (“the Handbook”) begins with a brief history of Harvard Medical School (HMS) followed by information describing the rules, policies, and procedures governing the Master’s programs at HMS.


The Handbook includes descriptions of the curriculum and requirements (plans of instruction) for the Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) and Master of Academic Discipline degrees and provides incoming and current Master’s students the information necessary to participate successfully in the programs.  The Handbook also provides answers to many questions students will have about specific aspects of education and student life at HMS.