Secondary Fields

Can PhD students complete secondary fields? 

PhD students at Harvard may elect a secondary field of study in specific departments. A secondary field in PhD studies consists of a set of four or five graduate courses in a discipline, interdisciplinary area, or intellectually coherent subfield. The program offering the secondary field provides an intellectual rationale and outlines the package of courses required.

Students who choose to pursue courses for a secondary field remain under GSAS time limits and must meet all milestones and deadlines in their home PhD programs. Instructions and Application are available on the GSAS website.