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

Student-taking-notes

12,357

Applications received in 2016

Mooney Students.jpg

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

Stylish-students

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

Students-in-the-library

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

4,255

Students

PhD4,056

Master's199

GSAS offers

17 

interfaculty programs in conjunction with 9 professional schools at Harvard

students looking into a microscope

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

A student discussion in class

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

30% OF GSAS STUDENTS AREINTERNATIONAL

46%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREWOMEN

commencement

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

12%OF GSAS STUDENTS AREUNDERREPRESENTEDMINORITIES

An-event-at-Sanders-Theatre

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

GSAS community by discipline

Humanities20%

Natural Sciences54%

Social Sciences26%