Skip to main content

Program Selection

Before applying for special student or visiting fellow status, scholars should select one department to affiliate with based on their academic interests.

While applicants seeking more interdisciplinary opportunities may choose the general studies program, Harvard Griffin GSAS reserves the right to send an application to a specific admissions committee if a candidate’s experience and interests are more suited to a particular department.

* Applicants must have the confirmed support of at least one faculty member to be considered. Division of Medical Science visiting fellows must be working in the lab of a faculty member who is affiliated with one of the six DMS PhD Programs.

**Special student applicants should contact the academic program before applying to discuss their proposed Plan of Study. Courses offered may have restrictions. 

† Accepts applications for visiting fellow status only.

‡The Department of Government and the committee on public policy do not permit affiliation as a special student if you plan to apply for PhD study within 18 months.

§ Only special student applications are considered; research students should inquire directly with the department.

Events Calendar