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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 departments and programs that connect students with all parts of Harvard University.

Today, GSAS students continue Harvard's tradition of excellence, teaching and learning alongside world-class faculty and mentoring promising undergraduates.

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Interdisciplinary Programs of Study

GSAS offers 58 degree programs, 20 secondary PhD programs, and 6 interdisciplinary graduate consortia. In addition, we offer 18 interfaculty PhD programs in conjunction with:

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Generous Financial Support

Our goal is to make graduate study affordable to all qualified candidates. We guarantee funding for the first 5 years of PhD programs and help master's students obtain funding from a wide range of sources. Our dedicated financial aid staff will help you develop a plan that enables you to secure the resources necessary to pursue your graduate education.

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A Diverse and International Community

We're proud of our diverse community representing many races, ethnicities, belief systems, nationalities, genders, and sexual orientations. At GSAS, we understand that diversity is important to sustaining Harvard's excellence as an academic institution and strive to create an inclusive environment where all students can thrive and grow academically and personally. 

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Unmatched Resources

  • The Harvard University Library system is the largest in the academic world, holding approximately 18 million volumes.
  • Students in the sciences utilize University-wide training resources, equipment, and facilities
  • Harvard is home to a number of art and science museums, and offers access to local museums to members of the Harvard community.
  • The GSAS Student Center offers intellectual, social, and recreational opportunities.
  • GSAS students can access the Harvard Innovation Lab, which fosters entrepreneurship and offers support for new ventures.
  • GSAS students take advantage of the wealth of cultural institutions, work and research opportunities, and historical sites in Cambridge and Boston.