graduate school of arts and sciences
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is composed of 16 departments and offers Doctoral and Master's degrees in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. GSAS receives approximately 2,500 applications and matriculates approximately 250 new students annually.
Each department has its own set of requirements and faculty committees within our various departments make admission decisions. Official notification of admission is sent by letter from the Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
For undergraduates wishing to pursue an accelerated graduate degree, some departments offer a fifth-year B.A./M.A and B.S./M.S. program.
Students not seeking a degree but who are interested in pursuing coursework at the graduate level may apply for admission as Special Students.
The Graduate School also offers several dual-degree options in coordination with: