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
To provide global leadership and innovation in graduate education
Applications received in 2021
interfaculty programs in conjunction with 9 professional schools at Harvard
The GSAS was established in 1872 and is the only School at Harvard to award the PhD.
Each year, 100 GSAS students live in Harvard’s houses and freshman dorms as resident tutors and proctors.
The largest programs at GSAS are medical sciences, engineering and applied sciences, and physics.
All admitted PhD candidates are guaranteed full financial support for five years, which comes from a range of grants and fellowships.
GSAS community by discipline
48%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREWOMEN
GSAS students come from all over the world, including Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Poland.
The Harvard Library is the largest in the academic world, holding 18.9 million volumes, 174,000 serial titles, an estimated 400 million manuscript items, 10 million photographs, 56 million archived web pages, and 5.4 terabytes of born-digital archives and manuscripts.
31% OF GSAS STUDENTS AREINTERNATIONAL
19%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREUNDERREPRESENTEDMINORITIES