Prospective Graduates

"Among the many things that make graduate study at SEAS uniquely rewarding, two stand out: our world-class faculty; and the fact that SEAS is part of the larger Harvard community. Our students have limitless opportunities for fruitful collaboration with colleagues from preeminent programs in the sciences, and world-class schools of medicine, business, law, government, design, and public health."

-Dean Frank Doyle
John A. Paulson Dean, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; John A. & Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering & Applied Sciences

We provide the raw materials to foster future leaders who connect ideas in unexpected ways, integrate technical innovations into everyday life, and apply knowledge and discoveries to improve society and further our understanding of the world.

We are looking for students who will make their vision real and who will challenge those around them.

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> Why study engineering and applied sciences at Harvard?

The intellectual breadth and resources of SEAS and Harvard to allow you to discover your own path; a dynamic campus within a dynamic city offers work, and play, and more; earning a Harvard degree opens doors.

> What can I study?

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.

> What do SEAS graduates go on to do?

What do SEAS graduate students go on to do after Harvard? Find inspiration from profiles of recent graduates who have pursued a diverse range of career paths.

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Ph.D. Programs

SEAS hosts in-person and virtual Ph.D. admissions information sessions every Fall.  

In-person information sessions for prospective Ph.D. students are held weekly and on a walk-in basis; there is no need to register.   A member of our graduate admissions team will be on hand to answer questions about our doctoral program and the application process.  

In-person Ph.D. admissions information sessions will be held on the following dates.  All information sessions are held in Pierce Hall Room 114.

Monday September 17th at 2:00pm
Wednesday September 26th at 10:00am
Thursday October 4th at 9:00am
Monday October 15th at 11:00am
Thursday November 1st at 2:00pm
Wednesday November 14th at 9:00am
Monday November 26th at 10:00am
Monday December 3rd at 11:00am 

(Dates are subject to change, so please double check this page before making travel arrangements.)

Master's Programs

There will be separate one hour in-person information sessions for prospective master's students interested in the Computational Science and Engineering, Data Science, and MS/MBA programs on the following dates:

Thursday, October 25th at 10:00am (Maxwell Dworkin Room 323)
Tuesday, November 6th at 9:30am (Maxwell Dworkin Room 123)
Thursday, November 29th at 9:30am (Maxwell Dworkin Room 119)

Students interested in the Computational Science and Engineering and/or Data Science masters programs in SEAS should contact the Institute for Applied Computational Science (IACS).

Students interested in the Masters in Design Engineering (MDE) Program should contact the Graduate School of Design.

Students interested in the MS/MBA Program should contact the Harvard Business School.

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See current SEAS graduate students answering questions about applying to SEAS and life as a graduate student at Harvard:

For those who may not be able to visit in person, you can watch our presentation here:

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