Our Mission

To identify and attract the most promising students to form a dynamic and diverse community, and to shape them into visionary scholars, innovative educators, and creative leaders

Our Vision

To provide global leadership and innovation in graduate education

GSAS community by discipline

Humanities17%

Natural Sciences56%

Social Sciences27%

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GSAS students come from all over the world, including Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Poland.

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The largest programs at GSAS are medical sciences, engineering and applied sciences, and physics.

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17,618

Applications received in 2019

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Each year, 100 GSAS students live in Harvard’s houses and freshman dorms as resident tutors and proctors.

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The GSAS was established in 1872 and is the only school at Harvard to award the PhD.

47%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREWOMEN

GSAS offers

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interfaculty programs in conjunction with 9 professional schools at Harvard

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All admitted PhD candidates are guaranteed full financial support for five years, which comes from a range of grants and fellowships.

4,521

Students

PhD4,392

Master's293

12%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREUNDERREPRESENTEDMINORITIES

34% OF GSAS STUDENTS AREINTERNATIONAL

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The Harvard University Library system is the largest in the academic world, holding approximately 18 million volumes.