Participating in research can help you decide whether a PhD is right for you and, if you do apply, makes you a stronger applicant.

If you are looking for a short-term research experience, consider a paid summer internship organized by GSAS, Harvard departments, and Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals. GSAS also offers a post-baccalaureate program, called the Research Scholar Initiative, which enables college graduates to take part in a long-term research experience.

Scholars in this post-baccalaureate program work with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participate in development seminars, and receive GRE preparation support.Read more
GSAS administers the Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) program, but there are also additional opportunities for summer research at Harvard's many schools and affiliated hospitals.Read more