Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

June 10, 2019 – July 19, 2019

Application Timeline: November 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019

Learn more about the Summer Program and Eligibility Requirements

The Biostatistics Department offers a comprehensive summer program to prepare and foster qualified underrepresented minority, disabled, and economically disadvantaged students to pursue advanced degrees in Biostatistics, Computational Biology, and Quantitative Public Health. Students take classes, do leading edge research, participate in professional development workshops, attend special seminars given by internationally renowned faculty, prepare for the GRE, and enjoy social outings to bond with the other participants. This fully funded six-week program has existed for over 20 years.

Watch some of our students and faculty from the 2017 cohort reflect on their experiences here.

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

The Summer Program is an intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive an introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, computing and research in public health.  The program is designed to expose undergraduates to the importance of quantitative methods in biological, environmental, and medical research.  Housing, travel and a living stipend are provided.

Summer Program Post-Baccalaureate Internship

The 2-3 month internship program is for post-bacs interested in or planning to attend a graduate degree program in biostatistics or computational biology. Travel is provided and interns receive a salary for their participation in the post-baccalaureate program. Interns participate in collaborative research projects, through 1-2 rotations, at academic and clinical centers at Harvard. They also attend seminars at Harvard and Dana Farber Cancer Institute on relevant topics.

Visiting Faculty Workshop

This workshop is for Faculty who are interested in learning more about the field of biostatistics, in order to better inform their undergraduate advisees.  The Visiting Faculty Workshop is a 3-day, expense paid opportunity described here.