Divison of Medical Sciences 

The Division of Medical Sciences (DMS), which is located at Harvard Medical School, administers six programs for PhD students in the biomedical sciences and the Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP). You can visit the DMS Diversity website to learn more about our efforts to increase diversity at Harvard. 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) has a wealth of detailed and useful information about diversity at Harvard, graduate education, all aspects of the application process, and financial aid resources, as well as descriptions of the activities of some of the student organizations at Harvard. 

You can download Perspectives (PDF), a brochure for minority students considering GSAS programs at Harvard.

There is a broad range of opportunities in various industries for those graduating with a graduate degree in the Biomedical Sciences. The Career Services Office offers workshops on grant writing, presentation delivery, interviewing and negotiating skills and developing your CV.

Student Groups

W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Society is an organization of GSAS students and others devoted to addressing minority issues.

Minority Biomedical Students at Harvard (MBSH) is a student organization of the Division of Medical Sciences, the Graduate School’s interfaculty PhD program with Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Native American Program brings together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.

Biomedical Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)

The GSAS Underepresented Scholars in Neuroscience (URN)

LGBTQ@GSAS provides a community and safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer graduate students.

Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association is an interdisciplinary organization committed to building community and providing intellectual and social support among students currently enrolled in graduate programs at Harvard University.

The Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) is a graduate student organization within GSAS that is committed to enhancing the personal, academic, and professional development of women in science, social science, and engineering at Harvard University.

The Multicultural Student Alliance is comprised of six minority student health-related organizations. It implements programs and addresses issues that have an impact on current and prospective students in programs based at Harvard Medical School.

Harvard University Disability Services (UDS) welcomes students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. UDS provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, welcoming working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

Additional Student Groups are listed on the GSAS Diversity Student Groups page.

Off Campus Recruiting

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)