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 brightest and most 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.

Learn how to apply for admission to our master's and PhD programs.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
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
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 58 degree programs that connect students with all parts of Harvard University. Today, GSAS students...Read more