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.