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

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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.

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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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12,357

Applications received in 2016

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Each term, 1,400 GSAS students serve as teaching fellows and work alongside faculty to shape curriculum.

GSAS community by discipline

Humanities20%

Natural Sciences54%

Social Sciences26%

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

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

4,255

Students

PhD4,056

Master's199

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

30% OF GSAS STUDENTS AREINTERNATIONAL

46%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREWOMEN

12%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREUNDERREPRESENTEDMINORITIES

GSAS offers

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interfaculty programs in conjunction with 9 professional schools at Harvard