Ph.D. On Campus

Health Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

60 months
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The PhD in Health Policy at Harvard Kennedy School is a highly interdisciplinary program that will develop the specialized skills you need for a research and teaching career in health policy.


As a PhD in Health Policy student at Harvard Kennedy School, you take courses throughout Harvard’s specialized schools. This allows you to become familiar with the conceptual frameworks, vernacular and perspectives of researchers from other disciplines.

Key Features 

  • The PhD in Health Policy degree is awarded by Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 
  • Our graduates leave the program well equipped to make an impact in academia, government agencies, research institutes, think tanks, foundations, and multinational corporations. 

Programme Structure

At the same time, developing specialized skills in a discipline is a hallmark of the program, which is why you specialize in one of five concentrations:

  • Decision Sciences
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Methods for Policy Research
  • Political Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

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Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic records
  • Test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Quantitative skills

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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