Welcome to the SEAS graduate programs page. Our doctoral and master’s degree programs lie at the interfaces of engineering, the applied sciences, and technology.
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 five subjects—Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Computational Science & Engineering, and Engineering Sciences. SEAS truly brings the full resources of the University to bear to help enable new discoveries and innovations.
On the left panel you will find links to information on our graduate programs.
- Applying as a Graduate Student provides information about SEAS to prospective students.
- Degree Requirements provides a brief overview of the requirements for the S.M., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees.
- The Ph.D. Model Programs page describes area-specific course requirements and model course programs for Ph.D. students.
- The Committee on Higher Degrees at SEAS establishes policies for all graduate programs, which are summarized in the Policies of the CHD document.
- Integrative Study describes SEAS' interdisciplinary approach to graduate education.
- The Forms & Policies page lists several academic forms for current graduate students.
- Contacts provides a list of staff contacts for students.
- Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)
- Applied Physics, including a Materials Science Track (Ph.D.)
- Computational Science and Engineering (S.M., M.E.)
- Computer Science (Ph.D.)
- Engineering Sciences
- Engineering Sciences: Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
- Engineering Sciences: Electrical Engineering (S.M., M.E., Ph.D.)
- Engineering Sciences: Environmental Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
- Engineering Sciences: Mechanical Engineering, including a Materials Science track (Ph.D.)
- Secondary Field in Computational Science and Engineering (as part of the Ph.D.)
All programs above 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 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.