Education and Training

If you’re a current or prospective student interested in the microbiome, the HCMPH works with undergraduate, MS/SM, and PhD programs across the Harvard community, including Biological Sciences in Public Health, Population Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Systems, Synthetic, and Quantitative Biology, Immunology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics. Prospective students should contact your programs of interest.

For current students who would like to learn about microbiome science at Harvard, the HCMPH offers an integrated introductory-through-advanced course sequence spanning the FAS, Harvard Chan School, and HMS campuses. These include:


The Center also provides collaborative training opportunities throughout the year across multiple institutions locally and abroad.