Available Software for HMS Students

In addition to the default programs and features within Windows, all campus computers available for will have the following installed:

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 all computers connecting to the Harvard network have antivirus software.  
  • All computers connecting to the Harvard network are required to have CrowdStrike AntiMalware installed. We also offer ESET Antivirus.

For assistance installing these applications please contact the HMS IT Service Desk.  HMS IT will provide a remote session to assist with installing the application.  This generally takes 20-30 minutes to complete.

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.


HMS and HSDM use Zoom web meeting software for virtual classes and meetings. You can download the latest version at https://zoom.us/download.