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Is there an online option?
The master’s program is a residential program; students complete their coursework at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
I am interested in storytelling to make an impact, but I do not have storytelling experience, such as a degree or publications. Is this program right for me?
Absolutely. You do not need to have experience or a publication or production history to be successful with our program. Graduates of this program will acquire skills in the storytelling modality of their choice, take courses on storytelling and visual narratives, have the opportunity for elective coursework, and work closely with a mentor on their capstone project. Mentors will help provide technical information, identify equipment/resources if necessary, and help the student clearly define, write, and revise their narrative. The faculty directors will also work closely with the students to help them develop these skills.
Do you need to have a clinical degree or work in the health professions to apply?
No. This program is also for people in health communications and public relations; health journalists, writers, and editors; bioethicists; patient advocates and health educators; people in health administration; people who work for foundations and NGOs; and others who have a stake in communicating the experience of illness and health inequities to a broad audience.
Do you require the GRE?
Is and English proficiency test required?
A language proficiency test is required for applicants for whom English was not the medium of instruction for their undergraduate or graduate degree. The Master of Science in Media, Medicine, and Health accepts TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, or the Duolingo English Test. Applicants must score a minimum of 100 (TOEFL), 7.5 (IELTS), or 125 and satisfactory programmatic review of the writing and video samples (Duolingo English Test) to be considered for the program.
To submit TOEFL scores, use code 3151: Harvard Medical School Graduate Education Master’s Programs.
To submit IELTS scores, contact the test center where you took the IELTS test to request that your scores be sent via E-Delivery to:
Account Name: Harvard Medical School Graduate Education Master's Programs
Address: Graduate Education Master's Programs
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
To submit Duolingo English Test scores, search for “Harvard Medical School - Master of Science in Media, Medicine, and Health.”
Does the Master of Science in Media, Medicine, and Health sponsor student Visas?
The minimum time to degree for a full-time student is one academic year. A part-time alternative is possible with students expected to complete the degree within two years. The part-time option is only available for US citizens. All international students must attend full-time and complete the program in one year.
What is the cost of the program?
The Cost of Attendance Budget for 2022-2023 is available on the Master's degree program website, please scroll to the "Media, Medicine, and Health" section. This includes tuition, expenses, and fees.
Are there scholarships or other sources of funding available?