Available Software for Students at HMS

In addition to the default programs and features within Windows, all pc's available for students that we maintain on campus will have the following installed:

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Matlab
  • JMP Pro
  • VLC Media Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

Any other software will need to be requested via an educational program. This software can not be given to students for their personal machines.


Harvard requires students to use anti-virus software on our network, so we offer ESET Endpoint Antivirus. 

For Windows and Macintosh computers

Students can get ESET Endpoint Antivirus from Student Computing staff in TMEC 225. Bring your laptop in between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to have a technician install it for you (plan for 10-20 minutes or less).

A Note about Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote is a commonly used note taking application that is included with your HMS Office 365 subscription.  Please be aware that exporting data from OneNote is challenging.

More information about exporting OneNote data is available in Knowledge base article KB0011243.