Graduate Programs

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. 

Degree Listing

Please Note:

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.