Welcome!

We’re delighted that you are interested in pursuing an advanced degree at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Harvard has a long-standing tradition of convening the world’s most promising and dedicated scholars. Today, we carry on that tradition by actively seeking applicants from historically underrepresented communities. We hope you’ll consider applying.

GSAS admits students based on their potential to make contributions through their scholarship to their chosen field, whether in academia or in a nonacademic career. Harvard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements.

Immigration status does not factor into decisions about admissions and financial aid. For more information, see Undocumented at Harvard.

GSAS welcomes applications for admission from individuals who have or will have by the time of matriculation a BA, BS, or equivalent undergraduate degree (for prospective international students, a three- or four-year undergraduate degree from an institution of recognized standing) and actively seeks applicants from groups historically underrepresented in graduate schools. All degree candidates are admitted for full-time study beginning in the fall term.

Learn how to apply for admission to our master's and PhD programs.Read more
Multiple Applications When considering applying to more than one degree program, remember that you may only submit a total of three applications to GSAS during your academic career. Please note that applications to programs affiliated with the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences count toward this...Read more
Applications become available in September and are submitted through the GSAS Applicant Portal. Admission is for the fall term only. Please note all supporting materials and required components must be submitted electronically as part of the application. GSAS does not accept any mailed materials...Read more
After you submit your application, it is forwarded to the program admissions committee for review. Applicants are notified by email when a decision is available to view in the GSAS Applicant Portal, normally by March 15. You can log in to the GSAS Applicant Portal to check the status of your...Read more
GSAS welcomes applications for admission from individuals holding a BA, BS, or equivalent undergraduate degree (for prospective international students, a three- or four-year undergraduate degree from an institution of recognized standing) and actively seeks applicants from groups historically...Read more
All GSAS students are charged tuition based on a tiered tuition structure that reduces over time as students progress through their degree program. Students in PhD programs and some master's programs receive grants and fellowships that cover this cost.Read more
A Tradition of Academic Excellence Since it was first established at Harvard in 1872, GSAS has grown into a leading institution of graduate study, awarding the PhD and select master’s degrees in 57 degree programs that connect students with all parts of Harvard University. Today, GSAS students...Read more