Admissions & Application

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences invites applications from students whose breadth of academic experience and fitness for the specific field of study suggest the potential for scholarly achievement. Prospective students should fill out the GSAS application online.  The application deadline is December 15.

Required Application Materials:

  • Online application form

  • Application fee payment

  • Transcripts uploaded to the application

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Statement of purpose

  • GRE general exam scores

  • Demonstration of English proficiency, where required

GSAS may request additional academic documents, as needed.

* For those prospective applicants for whom the application fee would be a financial hardship, GSAS offers need-based fee waivers. Email admiss@fas.harvard.edu to request a fee waiver request form. Psychology PhD applicants must submit their completed fee waiver request forms by December 12. Please note that no application for admission can be considered before the application fee has been paid or a fee waiver request has been approved.