Graduate students are at the heart of Harvard’s excellence in research and education. You work in our world-renowned research centers, scholarly collections, and museums. You bridge outstanding undergraduates and world-class faculty, helping to attract both to Harvard. You invigorate scholarship by bringing fresh ideas that reshape the future of our world.

Launched by Dean Emma Dench, The Advising Project is an in-depth initiative focused on improving the advising experience of master’s and PhD students at GSAS.Read more
The dissertation is the capstone project for PhD students. It is perhaps the most important and far-reaching undertaking in the entire doctoral program, having an impact that extends well beyond graduate studies.Read more
Teaching fellows (TFs) teach part-time under the supervision of course heads (who hold formal teaching appointments) as an integral part of their training for the PhD or, in exceptional cases, for a master’s degree. The teaching fellowship is not a formal teaching appointment: only those...Read more
GSAS Research Workshops encourage scholarly discussion of graduate student works-in-progress, such as scholarly articles, thesis prospectuses, and dissertations. Graduate Consortia bring together interested faculty, students, and staff to collaboratively investigate broad topics, such as cancer...Read more
GSAS is committed to assisting graduate students in developing the professional skills needed to launch and build successful careers inside or outside academia. In addition to the support offered by GSAS (see offices and opportunities below) and support offered at the department or program level,...Read more
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences holds Commencement activities once a year in conjunction with Harvard University Commencement. November, March, and May degree recipients participate in this one festive occasion marking the transition from student to alumni.Read more
Harvard Integrated Life Sciences brings together and serves life science PhD students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).Read more
GSAS Policies apply to students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The GSAS Policies pages also contain important information and forms related to admissions, registration, academic programs, degree requirements, standards of conduct, financial aid, and family support and...Read more