This tuition-based program is offered to candidates who hold a MD, DMD or equivalent degree and have taken the GRE (no minimum score required), and obtained a TOEFL score of at least 95, with subcategory score minimums of Reading 21, Listening 17, Speaking 24, and Writing 25.

The application deadline is December 15, 2021 and start date for the program is July 1, 2022.  A link to the application can be found here.

Required Coursework:

Oral Biology
choose one; 4 credits each

  • Craniofacial Developmental Genetics (OB611)
  • Mineralized Tissue Biology and Diseases (OB614)

Introduction to Research
4 credits

  • Introduction to Research (IDP602)

choose one; 4 credits each

  • Biochemical and Genetic Analysis of Eukaryotic Gene (BCMP335)
  • Biological Macromolecules: Structure, Function and Pathways (BCMP201)

choose one; 4 credits each

  • Cellular Metabolism and Human Disease (BCMP234)
  • Molecular Medicine (BCMP218)
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell (1044)

choose one; 4 credits each

  • Basics Statistical Inference (BIO222-01)
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods (BIO201.01)


Please work with your research mentor on selecting elective courses from the Harvard University Catalog and Cross Registration (

Please consider taking nanocourses and attending seminars and lectures that complement your research interests.