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Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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graduate school of arts and sciences

Welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. Founded in the early 1920s, GSAS is the oldest of BC’s seven graduate and professional schools. To date there are approximately 1,100 students enrolled within GSAS, and 25 percent are international students.

The Graduate School offers Doctoral and Master's degrees in the humanities, social, and natural sciences. All our Doctoral programs are fully funded and there are funding opportunities for some Master's programs.

The 425 faculty at GSAS are dedicated to the highest levels of teaching and research. It is the faculty who determine the admission standards and the admission requirements for the various degree programs.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is small enough to know you as a person, yet large enough to serve you and prepare you for a rewarding life and satisfying career.


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