PHD/Doctoral programs at Harvard University

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Harvard University's PhD and doctoral programs offer intensive academic training and avenues for innovative research. Participants undertake advanced coursework, collaborate with globally recognized faculty, and contribute to forefront research within their specific domains. Harvard's dedication to scholarly excellence and its dynamic academic community establish it as a distinguished and competitive institution for doctoral studies. While admission criteria differ by program, successful applicants generally showcase outstanding academic accomplishments, research capabilities, and a profound commitment to advancing knowledge in their chosen fields. Harvard University provides an extensive array of PhD and doctoral programs spanning diverse disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

Doctoral programs at Harvard University

Harvard University offers 82 online and on-campus PHD/Doctoral programs.

Landscape Design and Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender And Group Studies

East Asian Studies

Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies

Latin American Studies

Near and Middle Eastern Studies

South Asian Studies

Southeast Asian Studies

Japanese Studies

African Studies

Asian Studies and Civilization

Slavic Studies

French Studies

German Studies

Italian Studies

African-American/Black Studies

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Buddhist Studies

Atmospheric and Physical Sciences



Geology and Earth Science


Communication And Journalism


Counseling and Behavioral Psychology


Clinical Psychology

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting

Criminal Justice

Social Sciences and Studies

Social Sciences



Applied Economics

Development Economics and International Development

Political Science and Government


Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods

Demography and Population Studies

Political Economy

Urban Studies and Affairs

Education and Teaching


Curriculum and Instruction

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration

Special Education and Teaching

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services


Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Engineering Physics, Applied Physics

Mechanical Engineering

Environmental and Environmental Health Engineering

Foreign Languages, Cultures, Literature and Linguistics

Comparative Literature

Modern Greek Language and Literature

Fine, Visual, Applied and Performing Arts

Art Studies


Film/Cinema/Video Studies

Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Health Professions

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dental Materials


Public Health

International Public Health

Nursing and Medical Informatics



Clinical Research Management

Cytogenetics/Genetics/Clinical Genetics

Environmental Health

Bioethics and Medical Ethics

Human Development and Family Empowerment

Human Development and Family Studies

MBA (Business/ Management/ Marketing)

Business Administration and Management -MBA

Operations Management and Supervision


Accounting , Accountancy

Marketing Management

History Studies


Law and legal studies


English Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

English Language and Literature


Biology, Biomedical and Biological Sciences

Biology and Biological Sciences

Biomedical Sciences


Cell, Cellular and Molecular Biology



Bioinformatics, BioMedical Informatics

Computational Biology


Neurobiology and Neurosciences


Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Computational Linguistics

Nutrition Sciences

Biological and Physical Sciences

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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