The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University is where scholarship and innovation meet, where ideas are challenged and theories developed, where new knowledge is created, and where scholars emerge. We actively recruit and cultivate a diverse community of students across 58 fields of study.
We're delighted that you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Harvard has a long-standing tradition of convening the world's brightest and most dedicated scholars. Today, we carry on that tradition by actively seeking applicants from historically underrepresented communities. We hope you'll consider applying. GSAS admits students.
During the application process, you and others, such as recommenders, may provide the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University with certain kinds of personal data about you that is regarded as Sensitive Personal Data.The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers the following degrees: the master of arts (AM), master of science (SM), master of engineering (ME), master of forest science (MFS) and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) in 57 divisions, departments, and committees, from African American studies to statistics, including 16 interfaculty programs.Note: Courses in the history of science include courses taught in other departments by members of the history of science department, courses cross-listed under the history of science, and graduate courses in Science, Technology and Society offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; of these a maximum of three may be taken at MIT. All other courses count as outside the department.
Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University. Before beginning your application, review the application deadline and program information for graduate degree programs or, if you are applying as a special student or visiting fellow, for non-degree programs. Degree program applicants should also review Completing Your Online Application and.Read More
Harvard University’s Committee on Higher Degrees in American Studies welcomes applications from individuals affected by mass incarceration and, when recommending applicants for admission, does not discriminate against those with criminal history. Welcome, Prospective Students. Harvard’s American Studies Program welcomes applications from students with a wide variety of backgrounds and.Read More
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As a PPOL student, you must be in residence at Harvard for at least three years. Deferrals are made on a case-by-case basis. Supporting Documents for your PPOL Application. You will need to prepare and submit the following documents directly to Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences by the indicated deadline: Online application form.Read More
All of our master’s degree programs require that you submit your resume and at least two essays, which vary by program and change each year. Read our recent application essay questions as well as advice on how to prepare your resume and essays.Read More
Students currently or formerly enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who wish to apply to a new degree program, change degree or to transfer to a different department or committee should complete a GSAS online application. Students will have the opportunity to apply for transfers three times in their academic career, with a maximum of two times in one year (this limit does not.Read More
Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice Advice on and examples of essays for grad school applications. Also, Chapter 1, “Should You Go to Grad School, and How Are You Going to Pay For This?” and Chapter 2, “Choosing a School or Program” are very useful in developing your thought process about applying to grad school. Available through the.Read More
If you are applying for one of our PhD programs, your application will be managed through Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), as all PhDs at Harvard are granted through GSAS. To learn more, follow these links: Biological Sciences in Public Health Biostatistics Health Policy Population Health Sciences.Read More
Engaging science content and events by graduate students at Harvard Volunteers from our Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provide free backgrounders, visual content, seminars, and social events to the general public, covering a broad range of science topics.Read More