HST Academics

HST Educational Programs are distinguished by four key elements:
  • Academic excellence in traditional disciplines and interdisciplinary fields
  • Strong scientific, technical and quantitative orientation
  • Structured educational experiences in clinical settings
  • A focused interdisciplinary research project

HST's unique environment allows students to pursue their interests while at the same time providing them with rigorous foundations in science, engineering, clinical medicine and scholarly research. HST students have access to research opportunities in labs at MIT, Harvard, and affiliated teaching hospitals as well as immersion in a community of peers with career paths in medicine, science, and engineering. 


Members of the HST community - students, faculty and staff -- are required to adhere to standards outlined in the HST Credo of Professionalism.

Materials from selected HST courses can be found on MIT OpenCourseWare.