Graduate Programs

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences' doctoral and master’s degree programs lie at the interfaces of engineering, the applied sciences, and technology.  SEAS brings the full resources of the University to bear to enable new discoveries and innovations.

In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of modern research, we do not have traditional academic departments and do not award degrees by specific research area. Instead, graduate students work toward a degree in one of six subjects—Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Computational Science & Engineering, Design Engineering, and Engineering Sciences.

On the left panel you will find links to information on our graduate programs. 

Degree Listing

Please Note:

All subjects above (except for M.D.E.) also participate in the A.B./S.M. program for undergraduates; this program is only available for current Harvard undergraduate students.

Admissions to the S.M. and M.E. degree programs in Engineering Sciences: Electrical Engineering is extremely competitive and offered only in exceptional circumstances. That program is very small.

Admissions to the S.M. and M.E. degree programs in Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) is also extremely competitive.

Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering do not offer S.M. or M.E. terminal degrees. S.M. degrees can be earned only en-route to the Ph.D. degree or via the A.B./S.M. program.


Collaborative Programs with MIT and Harvard HST

Medical Engineering and Medical Physics Program

The five- to six-year Medical Engineering and Medical Physics Program (MEMP) program leads to the Ph.D. or Sc.D. in Medical Engineering or Medical Physics awarded by MIT, or the Ph.D. awarded by Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.