The Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics PhD program embraces the commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging from Harvard Medical School and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. BIG welcomes and encourages the application and participation in this program of all talented individuals irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, origin, geographic background, disability, physical characteristics, veteran status, political ideology, religion and age. We are committed to fostering a community where everyone feels respected, valued and supported to excel in their work, research, academics and training.

Recruitment and Outreach


We invite you to connect with us to learn more about our programs, the admissions process, and how to prepare a strong application. Our travels bring us to campuses, educational events and conferences accross the country. We look forward to meeting you! Click on this link for our complete travel schedule: https://gsas.harvard.edu/diversity/recruitment.


There are many summer internship opportunties for high school and undergraduate students at Harvard. We've highlighted a few below and a complete list can be found HERE.


    The GSAS Research Scholar Initiative is a non-degree granting post-baccalaureate program that provides mentored research and training for individuals interested in pursuing doctoral studies. In the program, research scholars work with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participate in professional development seminars, and receive GRE preparation support. In addition, scholars may take undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in preparation for doctoral studies.