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
The Harvard University Library system is the largest in the academic world, holding approximately 18 million volumes.
The GSAS was established in 1872 and is the only school at Harvard to award the PhD.
Applications received in 2016
The largest programs at GSAS are medical sciences, engineering and applied sciences, and physics.
GSAS community by discipline
12%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREUNDERREPRESENTEDMINORITIES
46%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREWOMEN
Each year, 100 GSAS students live in Harvard’s houses and freshman dorms as resident tutors and proctors.
30% OF GSAS STUDENTS AREINTERNATIONAL
interfaculty programs in conjunction with 9 professional schools at Harvard
Each term, 1,400 GSAS students serve as teaching fellows and work alongside faculty to shape curriculum.
All admitted PhD candidates are guaranteed full financial support for five years, which comes from a range of grants and fellowships.
GSAS students come from all over the world, including Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Poland.