If you already hold a PhD or its equivalent, or are an advanced doctoral candidate at another institution, you may apply to a PhD program only if it is in an unrelated field of study; however, preference for admissions and financial aid will be given to those who have not already had an opportunity to study for a doctoral degree at Harvard or elsewhere.
Applying to Ph.D. Given the fiscal constraints on our institution presented by the continuously evolving COVID-19 pandemic, HGSE has made the difficult decision not to accept doctoral applications for fall 2021 enrollment.
Before beginning your application, review the application deadline and program information for graduate degree programs or, if you are applying as a special student or visiting fellow, for non-degree programs. Degree program applicants should also review Completing Your Online Application and gather all required materials.
Applicants interested in Accounting and Management, Management, Marketing, Strategy, and Technology and Operations Management should apply to the new PhD in Business Administration and then select their area of study within the application.
How to Apply For all first-year and transfer applicants, your first step will be to fill out and submit an application. You can do so through the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the Universal College Application. We have no preference and each application is treated equally by the Admissions Committee.Learn More
Apply As part of Harvard University—the top-ranked Global University for Social Science and Public Health —and one of the top schools of public health in the nation, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health actively recruits bright, motivated, and collaborative students like you, whose talent is matched by a commitment to building healthier communities around the world.Learn More
If you plan to apply to our PhD programs beyond fall 2021, official GRE scores are required with your application and test scores must be issued within the past five years, no earlier than September 1, 2014. There is no minimum GRE score requirement. We do not accept the GMAT or LSAT.Learn More
Application for admission to the PhD Program in Health Policy is made through the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Please visit the GSAS website for additional information on the process and a link to the online application.Learn More
The Department of Philosophy typically receives nearly 300 applications each year. We ordinarily expect an entering class of five to eight doctoral students. Although the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of offers the department can make, we invite all who would like to study Philosophy at Harvard to apply.Learn More
The information below refers to the application process for the Ph.D. in Education. All Ph.D. applicants must apply through the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). For additional, up-to-date information about the Ph.D. application process, please see the GSAS Application Instructions and Information and the HSGE How to Apply page.Learn More
We recommend that you read this brief overview of the application process, including required documents, transcripts, test scores, and application fees as you begin to think about your application for Fall 2021.Learn More
The Doctoral Programs housed at Harvard Kennedy School are jointly administered with Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to prepare you for a future in academia or policymaking that demands advanced knowledge of economics, political science, and social policy. Bring your ideas and research to life. Apply. Ask what you can do.Learn More
Congratulations 2020 PhD Graduates! The Department is organized into four areas: clinical science; developmental; social; and cognition, brain, and behavior.These groups consist of faculty members whose combined interests span a coherent program of advanced study and research in some subfield of psychology.Learn More
Harvard School of Engineering offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Computer Science, conferred through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the Ph.D. in Computer Science, the Harvard School of Engineering also offers master’s degrees in Computational Science and Engineering as well as in Data Science which may be of interest to applicants who wish to apply.Learn More
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The Committee on General Scholarships administers special financial aid, scholarship, and fellowship programs that support Harvard University graduate and undergraduate students. The financial aid offices at each of Harvard's separate schools administer most of the financial aid opportunities available for Harvard students.Learn More