Apply for Certificate or MA in the History of Medicine

Applications for the online part-time Certificate or MA in the History of Medicine are accepted year-round. You can apply here. Please use the login and password for the account you created when you registered for courses as a Special Student. If you did not create an account, or have forgotten it, choose "request login" and a new login and password will be created for you.

The application process will ask you to confirm that you have completed our online course 150.722 Introduction to the History of Medicine.

In order to apply you will need PDF files of the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae (4 page limit)
  • A personal statement of interest (1 page limit)
  • Writing sample (optional)

The application form will also direct you to submit transcripts from your undergraduate degree, by mail or electronically.  Review of applications cannot begin until all required documents and application fee have been received.

If you are applying for the MA, a member of faculty will contact you to arrange an interview by phone or Skype.

The application fee is US$75, payable online.

Click on these links for more details about the Certificate and the MA Degree. If you are unsure about which to apply for, or need any assistance with the application process, please email us on Should you experience technical difficulties with the application portal, check that your browser is updated.