Graduate Policies & Procedures

Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology

The Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) brings engineering as well as the physical and biological sciences to the solution of problems in biology and human health. As one of the largest biomedical and physician-scientist training programs in the United States, HST embodies the longest functioning collaboration between MIT, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Boston-area teaching hospitals, and research centers.

HST offers programs that focus on varied aspects of engineering and the biomedical sciences: the program in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics leads to the PhD or ScD degree from MIT or the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; the Medical Sciences program leads to the MD degree from Harvard Medical School; both the Radiological Sciences Joint Program, and the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology Program lead to the PhD degree from MIT. The Biomedical Enterprise Program leads to the SM in Health Sciences and Technology through HST and the SM in Management of Technology through the Sloan School of Management. The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from MIT is offered in conjunction with the Division of Biological Engineering. The Medical Informatics Training Program offers several predoctoral and postdoctoral options from MIT and Harvard. The Clinical Investigator Training Program trains postdoctoral physicians in patient-oriented research, and fellows in this program have the option to pursue a Master of Medical Sciences degree from Harvard.