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Harvard University

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Boston, MA

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Overview

Harvard University / Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (SM)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Population health sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Admissions

Applying

120
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, MCAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.45%
Black or African American 6.45%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9.68%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (29%)
Female (70%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 12
Male (21)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social determinants of health, program design and planned social change, health and social policy, heath care and community-based interventions, health effects and prevention of gender-based violence
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 677 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor
Boston, MA  02115-6096
United States
Contact Dr. Ichiro Kawachi
Chair
Email: ikawachi@hsph.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-432-1135
Fax: 617-432-3123

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