Master's Degree Programs

Harvard Medical School offers three master's degree programs to address the needs of clinicians, clinician-scientists and administrators in the areas of patient-oriented research, and health care quality and safety. All three degrees combine innovative forms of pedagogy from leading Harvard faculty with an individual mentor experience in a Harvard affiliated laboratory (Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation) or with a practical application at Harvard’s academic medical centers and community hospitals (Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and  Master in Clinical Service Operations). 

These degree programs prepare clinicians to assume leadership roles in their place of employment and to lead high profile projects.

Harvard Medical School offers a full portfolio of master's programs including both Master of Academic Discipline and Master of Medical Sciences programs. View all master's programs.

  • Register to Attend an Online Admissions Question and Answer Session

    January 7, 2020 at 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST

    Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Medical Education Admissions team will host an online question and answer session for three masters' programs: Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation. Register Today >>

  • Register to Attend an In-Person Information Session

    January 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST at the MGH Cancer Center
    Harvard Medical School faculty will host an information session at MGH Cancer Center Lawrence House in the 1st Floor Large Conference Room 101. Program Directors for Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation will discuss these three exceptional learning experiences.


    Master in Clinical Service Operations

    Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation

  • Register to Attend an In-Person Information Session

    January 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM EST at BIDMC
    Harvard Medical School faculty will host an information session in the Rabkin Boardroom of the Shapiro building at 330 Brookline Avenue in Boston. Program Directors for Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation will discuss these three exceptional learning experiences.


    Master in Clinical Service Operations

    Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation

  • Register to Attend an In-Person Information Session

    January 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST at Gordon Hall
    Harvard Medical School faculty will host an information session in the Waterhouse Room of Gordon Hall on the Harvard Medical School campus. Program Directors for Master in Clinical Service Operations, Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety and Master of Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation will discuss these three exceptional learning experiences.


    Master in Clinical Service Operations

    Master of Healthcare Quality and Safety

    Master of Medical Science in Clinical Investigation